"contemplari et contemplata aliis tradere" ("to contemplate and pass on the contemplated things to others") —Dominican motto; cf. S.T. III q. 40 a. 1 ad 2
Started by Geremia, July 06, 2017, 04:06:54 PM
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QuoteWhen I see a book and move my hand towards it I end up feeling a sensation of touch. A sensation of touch happens because of contact. But I'm not sure if it is the book I'm touching because I cannot see contact and thus there could be between my hand and the book some object invisible to the naked eye placed there by an evil demon or something. When we feel a sensation of touch, how can we know for sure which object we are touching? When I feel a sensation of touch how can I know which surface I've touched?
QuoteAbsolute certainty arises when we believe that it is wholly impossible that something should be otherwise than we judge it to be. This certainty is based on a metaphysical foundation, namely that God is supremely good and in no way a deceiver, and hence that the faculty which he gave us for distinguishing truth from falsehood cannot lead us into error, so long as we are using it properly and are thereby perceiving something distinctly.
Quote from: Kephapaulos on August 06, 2017, 02:44:48 PMWhat about things on earth such as our perception of the sun rising and setting or the way the horizon looks to us where they fall in relation to the fact that God can neither deceive nor be deceived? What of the apparent contradictions in Scripture in relation to God as Truth too? I imagine it might all have to do with our fallen nature in how we perceive things.
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