Aquinas on the materiality of the human soul and the immateriality of the human intellect

Philosophical Investigations 32 (2):163-182 (2009)

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Gyula Klima
Fordham University
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This paper argues that Aquinas's conception of the human soul and intellect offers a consistent alternative to the dilemma of materialism and post-Cartesian dualism. It also argues that in their own theoretical context, Aquinas' arguments for the materiality of the human soul and immateriality of the intellect provide a strong justification of his position. However, that theoretical context is rather "alien" to ours in contemporary philosophy. The conclusion of the paper will point in the direction of what can be done to render Aquinas's position more palatable to contemporary philosophers.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2008.01368.x
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Aquinas' Theory of the Copula and the Analogy of Being.Gyula Klima - 2002 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 5:159-176.
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