Henryk Majkrzak

Il problema dell’immortalità dell’anima in S. Tommaso d‘Aquino
[The Problem of the Immortality of the Soul in St. Thomas Aquinas]

Article
09 - 2004, pages 157–167
Date of online publication: 15 June 2015
Date of publication: 01 November 2004

Abstract

This article discusses Thomas Aquinas’ considerations regarding the immortality of the soul. He discusses this issue both at the level of religious revelation and on a philosophical plane. Aquinas understands immortality as incorruptibility, continued life of the soul and of the human person even after death. He shares Aristotle’s anthropological vision but, unlike the latter, is a strong advocate of the immortality of the human soul, stressing that not all substantial forms are united with the body in the same way. The human soul has its own act of existence, which it communicates to the body. If the soul, in its existence, does not depend on the flesh, then it is not affected by the death of the body.

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Majkrzak, Henryk. Il problema dell’immortalità dell’anima in S. Tommaso d‘Aquino.” Forum Philosophicum 9 (2004): 157–167. doi:10.5840/forphil2004919.

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