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The Four Causes (Aquinas 101)

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

The Four Causes

“Knowledge is the object of our inquiry, and men do not think they know a thing till they have grasped the ‘why’ of the thing.” - Aristotle, Physics One of the most important questions human beings ask is, “Why?”. Following Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas thinks that there are four ways to answer this question, traditionally called the four causes. The Four Causes (Aquinas 101) - Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P." from video introduction.

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