Medieval Modal Logic & Science: Augustine on Scientific Truth and Thomas on Its Impossibility Without a First Cause

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Medieval Modal Logic & Science uses modal reasoning in a new way to fortify the relationships between science, ethics, and politics. Robert C. Trundle accomplishes this by analyzing the role of modal logic in the work of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, then applying these themes to contemporary issues. He incorporates Augustine's ideas involving thought and consciousness, and Aquinas's reasoning to a First Cause. The author also deals with Augustine's ties to Aristotelian modalities of thought regarding science and ...

Medieval Modal Logic & Science: Augustine on Scientific Truth and Thomas on Its Impossibility Without a First Cause 1999, Upa, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780761813989

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