What We Can Know, and How We Can Know It

Men looking through microscope

According to Thomas Aquinas, we can know things in three ways:Directly, as we know the things we see around us. Indirectly, by reasoning from the things we see around us. By revelation from God.The first category—the things we know by direct experience, as I know the keyboard on which I'm typing and the desk it sits on—would go without saying if it weren't for the persistent influence of Descartes' methodological doubt and the absurdities of those who followed after him. As for … [Read more...]


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