proof from logic alone of the immortal nature of the human soul
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(05-18-2012, 04:04 PM)Parmandur Wrote: Without the framework of Aristotelian ideas of cause and effect, the arguments are hard to make sense of, given how the use of the words has changed after the Medieval era.  Indeed, using modern scientific definitions of some these words, sometimes they make no sense.  You might want to check this book out, it gets into these issues: "Edward Feser has argued in his book Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide that Dawkins, Hume, Kant, and most modern philosophers do not have a correct understanding of Aquinas at all; that the arguments are often difficult to translate into modern terms; and that the Five Ways are just a brief summary directed towards beginners and must be understood in the context of Aristotle’s Metaphysics and Aquinas’ other writings. He argues that Aquinas’ five ways have never been adequately refuted when thus considered."

http://www.amazon.com/Aquinas-Beginners-...1851686908

That makes sense. Thank you.
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