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dc.contributor.authorNancekievill, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-28T16:32:52Z
dc.date.available2022-01-28T16:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2022-07
dc.date.submitted2021-09-21
dc.identifier.issn0028-4289
dc.identifier.othernbfr12726
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333124
dc.description.abstractAbstract: To what extent can Aquinas' philosophy of truth accommodate ambiguity? If an ambiguous object is that which exhibits multiple conflicting meanings, and truth, as ‘the conformity of thing and intellect', has its source and purpose in the divine, does the ambiguous lead us away from God? If so, how do we square this with the experience of the ambiguous, such as in art, that appears to draw us towards the divine? The paper explores this aporia by an analysis of the first two questions of De Veritate in conversation with Feser's Scholastic Metaphysics and Pickstock's Truth in Aquinas. Drawing on these three sources, truth is posited as a translation of being. However, it becomes clear that any translation is imperfect, given the difference between the medium of the existence of the thing and the medium of truth in the intellect. Hence, multiple, sometimes contradictory, propositions are needed in order to express the being of the thing. Moreover, it is shown how the ambiguous can prompt recursive returning to the singular, drawing us beyond merely identifying ‘what' a thing is, and beyond propositions, to share in the divine actualization of existence.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectOriginal Article
dc.subjectOriginal Articles
dc.subjectAquinas
dc.subjectambiguity
dc.subjecttruth
dc.subjectesse
dc.subjectsingular
dc.subjectDe Veritate
dc.subjectexistence
dc.subjectbeing
dc.titleAccommodating Ambiguity Within Aquinas’ Philosophy Of Truth
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-28T16:32:51Z
prism.publicationNameNew Blackfriars
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.80547
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/nbfr.12726
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidNancekievill, Catherine [0000-0001-9728-1520]
dc.identifier.eissn1741-2005
cam.issuedOnline2022-01-15


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