Christina VanDyke
Barnard College
In Aquinas's account of the beatific vision, human beings are joined to God in a never-ending act of contemplation of the divine essence: a state which utterly fulfills the human drive for knowledge and satisfies every desire of the human heart. In this paper, I argue that this state represents less a fulfillment of human nature, however, than a transcendence of that nature. Furthermore, what’s transcended is not incidental on a metaphysical, epistemological, or moral level.
Keywords Thomas Aquinas  beatific vision  medieval metaphysics  medieval epistemology  medieval ethics  human nature
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