Author(s): Peter Volek
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Thomism; Analytical philosophy; Aeterni Patris; Fides et ratio

Summary/Abstract: The article identifies and further specifies the basic features of Thomism, analytical philosophy, and analytical Thomism. It draws upon the respective encyclicals on this topic, viz. Aeterni Patris and Fides et ratio, as well as upon certain other studies (Haldane, Poiuvet, Berti). It does not, however, consider these studies as fully sufficient, and thus proposes the following features of analytical Thomism: (1) openness to analytical thinking; (2) openness towards contemporary findings in the natural sciences and their philosophical interpretation; (3) openness to solving theological issues, particularly in Catholic theology; (4) the adoption of the metaphysical core of Aquinas’s doctrine based on the act of being (which guarantees metaphysical realism) as well as the determination of the content of further basic metaphysical concepts and principles.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 32-48
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Slovak