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The Way toward Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics (ND Thomistic Studies) Hardcover – July 31, 2006
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Ashley is one of the founding fathers of the "River Forest School" of Thomism and is by far its most proliferous exponent. The basic conviction and premise of this school, is that the Aristotelian scientific methodology, as further developed by Aquinas in his commentaries on Aristotle, continues to be valid and applicable within the perspective of the modern empirical natural and social sciences [For a detailed exposition of this view see William A Wallace, "The Modeling of Nature: Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis", Washington: Catholic University Press, 1996]. Thus Ashley argues, in this book, for a Metaphysics understood as a unitive "meta-science" to mediate the contemporary discussions of the problems of interdisciplinarity and interculturality. In particular, Ashley addresses Secular Humanism as the state of mind prevailing in the Anglo-Saxon academic world, challenging it to a dialog with other modes of Western and Eastern thought and religious belief.
Ashley sees Metaphysics as being firmly rooted in empirical natural science, rather than in some intuition of being or some abstraction from sensible experience. He understands science as the explanation of empirically perceived sensible reality by the discovery of underlying causes, insisting that properties of a subject under discussion be established by observation, not by deductive reasoning from some putative abstract essences.Read more ›