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Innovation And Continuity In The History Of Philosophy

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Denis O?Brien own published work combines meticulous concern for scholarly accuracy in the analysis of classic texts, with unfettered exploration of the philosophical issues which they address. He is a historian of philosophy who extracts philosophy from the history and corrects the philosophy by the history. That has been the author's own approach too; and in this chapter, the author considers this issue on a rather large scale, which nonetheless reflects a number of his core scholarly interests. Philosophers have a perennial concern with the foundations of religion and the metaphysical status of God as part of what there is. The chapter concentrates on three philosophers: Aristotle, Aquinas and Descartes, whose work straddles two millennia and whose philosophical presence is also millennial in the more aspirational sense of the word. It also provides a brief overview of rational theology.

Keywords: Aquinas; Aristotle; classic texts; Descartes; philosophy; rational theology; religion

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