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Ever since Odon Lottin raised the question in his pioneering studies on medieval ethics and moral psychology in the last century, scholars have taken a lively interest in whether Aquinas's considered view of the will was principally a voluntaristic or an intellectualistic one.
For it was Giles, I want to claim, who actually developed Aquinas's intellectualistic action theory in the direction of voluntarism in an attempt to preserve both the rationality of human choice and the freedom of the will.
The trouble with Henry's assessment is its lack of appreciation for the extent to which Giles made several crucial adjustments to Aquinas's theory in order to develop his predecessor's intellectualistic action theory into a voluntaristic account of choice.
Giles also recognized, however, that any extreme intellectualistic account of the will is equally fraught with undesirable consequences.
Perhaps the abiding distinction between us is your radical subjectivism and the absolute primacy given to the "will," and my realistic, intellectualistic political thought applied to man's situation.
51-92) that Ficino saw himself, in a way, as a new Augustine, albeit in an intellectualistic (as opposed to voluntaristic) sense.
For, having freed itself from the idealistic conditionings of art, such as intuition which expresses itself without intellectualistic impediments, literary criticism insists, by means of analytic methods eager to define themselves as exact, on descriptions that are inimical to every kind of subjective psychology, embattled sometimes--it must be confessed--with the most external scientific devices consisting of diagrams, tables, frequency indices, calculations of percents in word frequency.
Maguire entitled "Ratio Practica and the Intellectualistic Fallacy.
It is true that the Catholic moral tradition is intellectualistic in the sense that it is based on understanding of a goal or purpose and intelligent pursuit of it.
One may ask here whether Thomas has not too easily succumbed to the temptation of Greek and, particularly, Neoplatonic philosophy, which presented him with a intellectualistic and optimistic anthropology.
The "Common Statement" remarked that "By broadening the definition of faith beyond intellectualistic concepts prevalent in modern Scholasticism, the council left open the possibility that faith might include the entire response of the faithful to justifying grace" (no.
When it comes to "identifying New Testament horizons and making them accessible to prospective interpreters" (156), however, "critical realist" hermeneutics looks like an intellectualistic canopy for conservative exegetical positions - much as, one remembers, Lonergan's Method in Theology was depicted in respect to conservative Catholic dogmatics.