Thomas Aquinas Was Wrong

The central thesis of this syllogism is still believed to be sound.  But the core problem was never clearly identified, and the suspected problem area, in retrospect, was a swing and a miss.  Moreover, the presentation of the thinking of Saint Thomas was inaccurate in some spots.  As such, the essay has been temporarily pulled until these issues are addressed.

The primary error in Aquinas’ teaching on this topic is believed to now have been identified.  However, a substantial rewrite is called for to produce an orderly development of the ideas.  This is a relatively large effort, and with other writings in the work, it may be several months before the updated version is completed and posted.


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