To understand and to demonstrate in Aristotle and saint Thomas Aquinas
José María Romero Baró
Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 63, Issue 148 (july-december), 2014, pages 283-300
A detailed exposition of Aristotle on complementary understanding and demonstration, which have its origin in two different faculties that are intelligence and reason, is presented. Then, some consequences arising from the Aristotelian approach about the relationship between philosophy and science or between reason and faith are discussed. Finally, the thought of Thomas Aquinas regarding the intellectual faculties is exposed in close comparison with Aristotle, concluding that only theological faith can lead reason to its fulfilment.
Intelligence, Reason, Science, Faith