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Imperfect vs. Perfect Beatitude for St. Thomas Aquinas
Perfect- the afterlife

imperfect- we can never fully be happy bc we will never know god
Eternal Law
(& how St. Thomas used it to merge Aristotle and Christianity
-everything is created to move towards its own perfection (like telos!!)
-said we are trying to to immate God's perfection
What advantage did Copernicus' model of the universe have over Ptolemy's?
Copernicus gave us a heliocentric model, while Ptolemy gave us a geocentric one.
Significance of Galileo's sepration of science and theology
believed "scriputes tell us how to go to heaven, they don't tell us how heaven goes"
- we should interpret scriptures in terms of our scientific knowledge.
Artistotles use of math in the natrual sciences..why did he chose a qualitative approach?
he believed what makes something real is its substance and that the purpose is telos..which is qualitative
How is Galileo's discussion of uniform acceleration in falling bodies a step away from peripatatic forms of explaination?
-That if it were not for wind & air resistance everything would fall at the same rate
-not basing it on anything..just his own idea.
How did Galileo's discovery of the Jupiter's moons contribute to arguments against geocentric model?
-noticed Jupiter's moons orbit it, therefore our moon must orbit us, and then we must orbit the sun.
Difference btw. Primary & Secondary models?
-Primary- it's spacial demenstions & motion(quantitative)
-Secondary- everything else (qualitative & subjective)
How did Galileo use the change in sun spots to support his claim that earth is in motion?
-thought the sunspots were moving..once he mapped it out he realized that they were not moving, but the earth was.
Why does Galileo adopt a quantitative approach instead of a teliological one?
believed the world could be described objectively using math.
Galileo's principle of intertia and superposition
inertia- an object will continue to move unless another object stops it
superposition- if 2 forces are working on an object @ the same time, the object will be subject to both those forces.