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    Anselm of Canterbury and the Desire for the Word.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2012 - The Catholic University of America Press.
    Eileen C. Sweeney. gap between what faith believes and what reason understands, is also expressed in the attempt to think “that than which none greater can be thought.” For to think it is to reach God via a single, long extension of the mind ...
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  2. Anselm on Human Finitude: A Dialogue with Existentialism.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2014 - Saint Anselm Journal 10 (1).
    The paper discusses Anselm's account of human finitude and freedom through his discussion of what it means to receive what we have from God in De casu diaboli. The essay argues that Anselm is considering the same issue as Jean Paul Sartre in his account of receiving a gift as incompatible with freedom. De casu diaboli takes up this same question, asking about how the finite will can be free, which requires that it have something per se, when there is (...)
     
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    Logic, Theology, and Poetry in Boethius, Abelard, and Alan of Lille: Words in the Absence of Things.Eileen Sweeney - 2006 - New York, NY: Palgrave/MacMillan.
    This interdisciplinary study offers an interpretation of the major logical, philosophical/theological and poetic writings of Boethius, Abelard and Alan of Lille. The author examines their theories of language and the ways in which they explore how words illuminate things, how the mind comprehends God and how the individual reaches beatitude.
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  4. Aquinas on the Seven Deadly Sins: Tradition and Innovation.Eileen Sweeney - 2012 - In Richard G. Newhauser Susan J. Ridyard (ed.), Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: The Tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins. York Medieval Press/Boydell and Brewer.
  5. The Problem of Philosophy and Theology in Anselm of Canterbury.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2011 - In Kent Emery & Russell Freidman (eds.), Medieval Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages. A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown. Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters. pp. 487-514.
  6. From Determined Motion to Undetermined Will and Nature to Supernature in Aquinas.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1992 - Philosophical Topics 20 (2):189-214.
     
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    The Rhetoric of Prayer and Argument in Anselm.Eileen Sweeney - 2005 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 38 (4):355-378.
  8. Three Notions of Analysis (Resolutio) and the Structure of Reasoning in Aquinas.Eileen Sweeney - 1994 - The Thomist 58 (2):197-243.
     
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  9. Individuation and the Body in Aquinas.Eileen Sweeney - 1996 - Miscellanea Mediaevalia 24:178-196.
     
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    Matter, E. Ann and Lesley Smith, Eds., From Knowledge to Beatitude: St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond. Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013, in H-France Review Vol. 14 (May 2014), No. 79, Pp. 1-4. [REVIEW]Eileen C. Sweeney - 2014 - H-France Review 14 (79):1-4.
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    What Is a Person? Realities, Constructs, Illusions by John M. Rist.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2021 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (2):345-346.
    John Rist's What Is a Person? is a scholarly, rich, and trenchant study of the history of the concept of personhood in Western thought. However, its sharp critique of modern and postmodern accounts of personhood, though thought-provoking, also uses jarringly polemical language, which further undermines the book's flawed overall argument. The first section, "Constructing the Mainline Tradition," carefully mines ancient and medieval sources, tracing with nuance and complexity the different threads in the notion of person. The threads are religious, philosophical, (...)
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    Thomas Aquinas’ Double Metaphysics of Simplicity and Infinity.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1993 - International Philosophical Quarterly 33 (3):297-317.
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    Abelard’s Progress: From Logic to Ethics. Review of John Marenbon, The Philosophy of Peter Abelard. [REVIEW]Eileen C. Sweeney - 2000 - International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (3):367-376.
  14. Aquinas on Vice and Sin.Eileen Sweeney - 2002 - In Stephen J. Pope (ed.), The Ethics of Aquinas.
     
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    The Soul–Body Problem at Paris, Ca. 1200–1250: Hugh of St-Cher and His Contemporaries. [REVIEW]Eileen Sweeney - 2013 - Speculum 88 (1):255-257.
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    Reasoning About Nature in Virtue, Action and Law: The Path From Principles to Practice.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2013 - Diametros 38:175-190.
    This paper argues that the role of nature in Aquinas’s account of virtue, action and law does not require the kind of adherence to Aristotle’s ‘metaphysical biology’ that is refuted by Darwin because of the way Aquinas transforms nature as applied to a rational being and as an analogy to elucidate virtue, habit and law. Aquinas’s grounding of ethics and law in the notion of nature is also not a kind of intuitionism designed to answer all moral questions and stop (...)
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    Hugh of St. Victor: The Augustinian Tradition of Sacred and Secular Reading Revised.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1995 - In Edward D. English (ed.), Reading and Wisdom: The De Doctrina Christiana of Augustine in the Middle Ages. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. pp. 61-83.
  18. New Readings of Anselm of Canterbury's Intellectual Methods.John T. Slotemaker & Eileen Sweeney (eds.) - 2022 - Brill.
    New readings of Anselm’s speculative and spiritual writings brought in light of questions and thinkers from Augustine to today.
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  19. Anselm and the Phenomenology of the Gift in Marcel, Sartre and Marion.Eileen Sweeney - 2012 - In Giles E. M. Gaspar Ian Logan (ed.), Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 385-404.
     
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  20. Anselm in Dialogue with the Other.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2012 - Plurality of Philosophies in the Middle Ages, Proceedings of the XIIth International Congress, Palermo, 16 – 22 September 2007 (1):159-168.
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  21. Anselmian Meditation: Imagination, Aporia and Argument.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2013 - Saint Anselm Journal 9 (1):1-14.
    The claim of this paper is that there is a common form of reflection in Anselm’s prayers and the Proslogion and Monologion. The practice of meditation, of rumination and introspection, is the crucial link between these works, mostly thought of as philosophy or speculative theology, and as opposed to Anselm’s monastic practices of meditative prayer and thoughtful examination of self and scripture. The philosophical meditations are, like the prayers, the product of an imaginative project, in this case of reasoning as (...)
     
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  22. Aquinas' Notion of Science [Microform] its 12th Century Roots and Aristotelian Transformation. --.Eileen Carroll Sweeney - 1987 - University Microfilms International.
     
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  23. Aquinas' Notion of Science: Its Twelfth-Century Roots and Aristotelian Transformation.Eileen Carroll Sweeney - 1986 - Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin
    In the period between the mid-12th and mid-13th centuries, the notion of 'science' replaced that of 'art' as the category against which all areas of academic inquiry including theology were measured. This dissertation selectively traces one aspect of this change as it is understood by Thomas Aquinas: the understanding of the relationship of sacred and secular study given these two different models of learning, art and science. ;Hugh of St. Victor's Didascalicon is discussed as it represents the acceptance and assimilation (...)
     
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  24. Alan of Lille.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2013 - In Karla Pollmann & Willemien Otten (eds.), Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 12-14.
  25. Logic, Theology and Poetry in Boethius, Abelard and Alan of Lille.Eileen Sweeney - 2006 - Palgrave/MacMillan.
  26. McGrade, Stephen, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2003, in Philosophical Books, 46 (Apr 2005): 141-2. [REVIEW]Eileen Sweeney - 2005 - Philosophical Books 46 (2):141-142.
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  27. New Standards for Certainty: The Reception of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics in the Late 12th and Early 13th Centuries.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2014 - In Dallas G. Denery Ii, Kantik Ghosh & Nicolette Zeeman (eds.), Uncertain Knowledge: Scepticism, Relativism, and Doubt in the Middle Ages. Brepols Publishers. pp. 37-62.
  28. Ordering Differences: Aquinas Vs. The Moderns.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2001 - Aquinas Center of Theology, Occasional Papers on the Catholic Intellectual Life, 4:5-24.
  29. Speculative Theology and the Transformation of Separation and Longing.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2003 - In Chris Schlauch & William Meissner (eds.), Psyche and Spirit -Dialectics of Transformation. University of America Press. pp. 199-224.
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  30. Thomas Aquinas and the Difficulties of Reading the Natural Law Written on Our Hearts.Eileen Sweeney - 2012 - In Jonathan J. Jacobs (ed.), Reason, Religion and the Natural Law. Oxford University Press.
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  31. Thomist Realism and the Linguistic Turn: Toward a More Perfect Form of Existence, by John P. O’Callaghan. [REVIEW]Eileen Sweeney - 2005 - Ars Disputandi 5.
     
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  32. Metaphysics and its Distinction From Sacred Doctrine in Aquinas.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1990 - In Reijo Työrinoja, Anja Inkeri Lehtinen & Dagfinn Føllesdal (eds.), Knowledge and Medieval Philosophy. Annals of the Finnish Society for Missiology and Ecumenics. pp. 162-170.
  33. The Asymmetry Between Language and Being: The Case of Anselm.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2007 - In Jon Burmeister & Mark Sentency (eds.), On Language: Analytic, Continental and Historical Contributions. Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 157-177.
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    From Determined Motion to Undetermined Will and Nature to Supernature in Aquinas.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1992 - Philosophical Topics 20 (2):189-214.
    This essay will focus on analogies drawn from Aristotle’s account of natural motion and change which Thomas Aquinas uses to construct responses and explanations of free choice and its characteristic act, i.e. creation for God, and acts of virtue for human beings. Though these analogies to natural change recur throughout the Thomistic corpus, my analysis will focus on their use in the Summa Theologiae, where they consistently bear the weight of Aquinas’s account of the divine and human will and their (...)
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    Freedom and Necessity: St. Augustine's Teaching on Divine Power and Human Freedom. Gerald Bonner.Eileen Sweeney - 2008 - Speculum 83 (3):667-668.
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    Literary Forms of Medieval Philosophy.Eileen Sweeney - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Aquinas & Sartre: On Freedom, Personal Identity, and the Possibility of Happiness (Review).Eileen C. Sweeney - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (1):130-131.
    This well-written volume consists of paired chapters on human being, understanding, freedom, and happiness on Aquinas and Sartre. Stephen Wang's project is to use Sartre to reveal the more "radical" aspects of Aquinas's thought and to use Aquinas to "unlock the meaning" of Sartre's more radical claims . There is a great deal that is fresh and illuminating in this rapprochement between two thinkers most would not join together. Because the aim is to bring the thinkers into conversation, Wang avoids (...)
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    Hegel, Idealism, and Robert Pippin, KENNETH R. WESTPHAL.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1993 - International Philosophical Quarterly 33 (3).
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    Seeing Double: Thomas Aquinas and the Problem of Modernity Through the Continental Lens.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2009 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (3):389-420.
    This essay focuses on three interpretations of Aquinas influenced by Continental philosophy, those of John Caputo, Jean-Luc Marion, and John Milbank/Catherine Pickstock. The essay considers the well-worn question, whether Aquinas is an onto-theologian in Heidegger’s sense, but looks more broadly at the point of contact common to these interpretations: Aquinas’s relationship to modernity.As Continental thought has put into question the nature of philosophy through a critical look at modern philosophy—questioning its self-representation as progress and characterizing the present as post-modern—Aquinas is (...)
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  40. Relihan, Joel C. The Prisoner’s Philosophy: Life and Death in Boethius’s Consolation, University of Notre Dame Press, 2007, in Religious Studies Review 36 (3) (2010): 234.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2010 - Religious Studies Review 36 (3):234.
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    Abelard in Four Dimensions: A Twelfth-Century Philosopher in His Context and Ours by John Marenbon. [REVIEW]Eileen C. Sweeney - 2015 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (3):547-548.
  42. Supposition, Signification, and Universals: Metaphysical and Linguistic Complexity in Aquinas.Eileen Sweeney - 1995 - Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 42 (3):267-290.
    Etude de la théorie de la supposition développée par Saint Thomas d'Aquin dans le cadre de ses réflexions sur les universaux. Distinguant les différents types de supposition et leur relation avec la signification, l'A. montre que la théorie thomiste de la supposition illustre la position théologique et métaphysique de Saint Thomas concernant l'unité du divin.
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    Pinches, Charles R. Theology and Action: After Theory in Christian Ethics, W.B. Eerdmans, 2002 in Theological Studies 65 (2004): 205-7. [REVIEW]Eileen C. Sweeney - 2004 - Theological Studies 65:205-7.
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    Boethius's In Ciceronis Topica.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (1):152-153.
    This companion volume to Stump's earlier translation of Boethius's De topicis differentiis contains Stump's translation of Boethius's lengthy commentary on Cicero's Topica, extensive explanatory notes, and a short, basic explanation of ancient and medieval notions of the categories and predicables. Much of this volume depends on the earlier one; most of the introduction on Boethius is repeated from the earlier work, and many of the explanatory notes refer the reader to the earlier volume. Though the two Boethian texts have the (...)
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    Rewriting the Narrative of Scripture: 12th-Century Debates Over Reason and Theological Form.Eileen Sweeney - 1993 - Medieval Philosophy and Theology 3:1-34.
    While the history of Western philosophy as a whole can be seen as the appropriation by philosophers of the discourse of truth from the poets and makers of myth, of the replacement of the narrative form by the 'properly philosophical' form of argument, it is an appropriation that also takes place within medieval thought, particularly in the construction of theology as a legitimate academic discipline. Whether that appropriation constitutes progress or loss was as much debated in the Middle Ages as (...)
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    Quam Nos Divinitatem Nominare Consuevimus: Die Theologische Ethik des Peter Abaelard. Tobias Georges. [REVIEW]Eileen Sweeney - 2007 - Speculum 82 (3):704-705.
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    Abelard and the Jews.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2014 - In Babette S. Hellemans & E. J. Brill (eds.), Rethinking Abelard: A Collection of Critical Essays. pp. 37-50.
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    Roger Bacon and Albert the Great on Aristotle’s Notion of Science.Eileen C. Sweeney - 2015 - Quaestio 15:447-456.
    The paper examines the different uses of and responses to Aristotle’s account of science in the first wave of interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of science and works in natural science and metaphysics in the early 13th century in Roger Bacon and Albert the Great. The author argues that Bacon reduces all the disciplines to mathematics as the most scientific discipline, even as he argues that experimentum is at the center of scientific evidence and conclusions. Albert the Great, by contrast, gives (...)
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    Miner, Robert. Thomas Aquinas on the Passions: A Study of Summa Theologiae Ia2ae 22-48. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, in The Journal of Religion 91 (2) (2011): 277-78. [REVIEW]Eileen C. Sweeney - 2011 - Journal of Religion 91 (2):277-278.
  50. The Anticlaudianus and the 'Proper' Language of Theology.Eileen C. Sweeney - 1987 - Essays in Medieval Studies 4:45-55.
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