Can a Thomist reason to God a priori?
Can a Thomist reason to God a priori? Feast Day of St Thomis Aquinas (March 7) A priori knowledge, as modern philosophers use the term, is knowledge that can be gained independently of sensory experience. Aquinas famously rejected Anselm’s argument, and Thomists have tended to follow him in doing so. It might seem that they are thereby committed to rejecting the possibility of reasoning to God’s existence a priori .
LOGOS IS RISING
There has never been a time when there was nothing, because if there were ever nothing, there could never be something. There has never been a time when there was nothing but chaos. Order cannot come from chaos, because that which is cannot come from that which is not. There has never been a time when man was not aware of an ultimate reality upon which he depended for his existence. The first name man gave to that ultimate reality was God.
The Three Scientific Heresies
"Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away, and is easily seen by them that love her, and is found by them that seek her." Wis 6:13 The Three Scientific Heresies : The deeply philosophical and Catholic work of Dr. Wolfgang Smith needs to be read, discussed, and diffused as widely as possible, especially in Catholic intellectual circles –most especially within the Catholic presbyterate.
The Great Awakening of Philosophy and Critical Thinking
Dr Wolfgang Smith, one of the greatest minds in modern times, has an important work coming out soon: The Vertical Ascent. Scientism is over with and critical thinking is back! https://philos-sophia.org/vlog-introducing-vertical-ascent/