Document Type

Contribution to Book

Language

eng

Format of Original

18 p.

Publication Date

10-22-2009

Publisher

Peeters Publishing

Source Publication

Divine Transcendence and Immanence in the Work of Thomas Aquinas

Source ISSN

9789042922167

Original Item ID

Shelves: B765.T54 T46 v.13 Memorial Level 1

Abstract

At a Thomas Instituut conference in 2000, Otto-Hermann Pesch suggested somewhat enigmatically that the sharp distinction in scholastic Thomism between analogy and metaphor can no longer be maintained since on closer examination analogous statements are in effect instances of a kind of 'higher-order metaphor'. I Pesch intended this qualification primarily to draw attention to the agnostic or negative aspect of analogous speech.2 It is evident from Herwi Rikhof's portrait of 'Thomas at Utrecht' ,3 that this emphasis on the negative dimension did not introduce anything controversial or novel at the Instituut.

Comments

Published version. "Analogy as Higher-Order Metaphor in Aquinas," in Divine Transcendence and Immanence in the Work of Thomas Aquinas. Eds. Harm Goris, Herwi Rikhof, Henk Schoot. Walpole, MA: Peeters Publishers, 2009: 111-128. Permalink. © Peeters Publishers 2009. Used with permission.

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