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The Superiority Of Thomistic Prudence, James Hickey Apr 1959

The Superiority Of Thomistic Prudence, James Hickey

Philosophy Undergraduate Theses

The title of this thesis indicates that the proof attempted herein is of the superiority of Thomistic prudence over the prudence of Aristotle. To understand the discussion of the second and third chapters, we have felt it necessary to include by way of background the Thomistic and Aristotelian concepts of man's ultimate end and virtue. Lest criticism arise in regard to our handling of the teaching of St. Thomas on these matters and on prudence itself, a few points must be made clear from the start.

First, we are speaking only of the natural virtue of prudence. Therefore, we ...


A Critique Of The Moral Doctrine Of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche In The Light Of The Teachings Of The Christian Philosophers, Jeremiah Sullivan Apr 1959

A Critique Of The Moral Doctrine Of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche In The Light Of The Teachings Of The Christian Philosophers, Jeremiah Sullivan

Philosophy Undergraduate Theses

The first half of the twentieth century has been a period of world tension and strife in nearly every realm of human activity. Men search for an answer to the problems confronting them at the present time. They ask themselves, "What is wrong with the world today?" "Here, at least, is one thing wrong: supermen, supercorporations, supergovernments, considering themselves "beyond good and evil", immune to criticism and independent of moral codes." Few men today realize that this state of affairs is but a culmination in the social order at present of the philosophy of a man who called himself, ' the ...


Brigham Young's Philosophy Of History, H. Carleton Marlow Jan 1959

Brigham Young's Philosophy Of History, H. Carleton Marlow

Theses and Dissertations

"Brigham Young's Philosophy of History" attempts to describe how Brigham Young gave order and unity to the hubbub and confusion in which man lived. The laws which gave form and pattern to the baffling, diverse phenomena of and around man receive major attention. This thesis is an expository type of writing rather than an evaluation of Brigham Young's ideas and principles or laws in reference to other philosophies of history, Latter-day Saint theology, the modern natural exact sciences, or in reference to the current views of his times. This thesis is limited to a digestion of Brigham Young ...