Form dat esse as a fundamental principle of the ontology of the person of St. Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas’s ontology of the person is based on being. More particularly, the notion of person as subsistens distinctum introduces anthropology within the ontology of the created spirit. Aquinas’s anthropology discovers existence achieving form. Forma dat esse means the fundamental principle of an ontology of the person which puts a special emphasis on the intellectual principle of human behaviour, the unity of the human being, the personal character of the body, the spirituality of the intellect and will and love as communication of the human being

Habits of study in the Decree on the Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy

The Decree on the Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy, lends a special importance to the training of intellectual habits among students and candidates of the ecclesiastical faculties. This paper focuses on the need of a valid metaphysics to make it possible to understand the origin of the intellectual act. It describes the nature of habits and it also considers the formation of intellectual virtue, as necessary as contents, for a suitable philosophical formation. At this point, it pays attention to the relationship between the formation of habits and free will, by virtue of which habits may increase or decrease. Finally, it reflects on the virtue of studiositas which should have a moral and supernatural goal

De unione corporis et spiritus

The booklet De unione corporis et spiritus by Hugo de San Víctor is a short work but of a surprising philosophical and theological richness. This is one of the reasons that led us to translate the work we present, which was still unpublished in our language.

Libre albedrío, libertad y necesidad en la filosofía cristiana

La idea de libertad es tan antigua como el pensamiento cristiano mismo. Este término, como otros términos filosóficos, adquirieron pronto un lugar propio en el pensamiento cristiano. Dios crea al hombre con la capacidad de preescribirse sus propias leyes. La libertad pertenece al hombre por el hecho de ser razonable, y se expresa por la posibilidad que tiene de elegir. Dios deja al hombre libre al elegir su propio destino final de felicidad o miseria eternas. Basten dos ejemplos de pensadores cristianos en los que vemos cómo los términos libertad, razón y capacidad de elegir van unidos.

Personalismes actuals i persona en Sant Tomàs

Darrerament vivim, especialment en el camp de les aportacions intellectuals, uns moments de forta afirmació del divergent, del plural. Sembla com si el pluralisme de significacions s’hagués convertit en una característica dels nostres habits de pensament. Fins i tot !’apología de l’efímer, el pensament debil o la multiplicitat dels discursos se’ns donen coma components essencials de l’anomenat home postmodern que es troba cada vegada més abocat al risc de la indiferencia. En tots els ambits de pensament existeix una consciencia fragmentada, com si es donés una mena de sincretisme de visions.