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Antimodern, Ultramodern, Postmodern: A Plea For The Perennial

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227969
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0006

Series: Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology

Antimodern, Ultramodern,               Postmodern: A Plea For The Perennial

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This chapter aims to affect the actions of people by discussing the goal of human life and the appropriate course of conduct required to arrive at such a goal. It will be, so far as possible, an appeal to reason, not directly to the passions. It supposes that we are somewhat free to shape our own behavior and can be persuaded by reasons to do so. It makes a plea for the perennial, meaning that aside from talking about certain teachings that have endured, it also talks about the objects of that knowledge, the perennial things that solicit from us enduring interest.

Keywords: human life; contemplation; Thomas Aquinas; knowledge; perennial

Chapter.  5888 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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