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Why Thomas Aquinas is ENTJ

By Jordan Apodaca Aquinas was a synthesizer. Ryan Smith has written“As it happens, Aristotle was the first of the Western thinkers to craft a comprehensive system of thinking out of the various philosophies that had preceded him.” So did Aquinas. Aquinas lived during the High Middle Ages, in which the various texts of Aristotle were being rediscovered, this time into a largely Christian world. And Aquinas was left with a task that he tackled: how to synthesize the various church authorities with Aristotle (not to mention his Muslim commentators which he also read very closely). As Daniel J. Kennedy writes “It is not possible to characterize the…

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