Basic Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas

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His goal was the retrieval of the genuine Aristotelian concepts of science and scientific method, which he understood as the indisputable demonstration of the nature and constitutive principles of natural beings. Thus, we see in human nature both elevated status and radical deficiency (by original sin). Genequand, Charles, “Le Scepticisme et sa réfutation selon al-Malâhimî,” in Medieval Arabic Thought, pp. 53-60.

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