The Object of Knowledge in the Thomism: Medieval Background, Contemporary Difficulties
Keywords:Lorenzo Vicente, Maritain, Thomas Aquinas, Esse obiectivum, Object
We examine the problem of objectivity in the Thomistic epistemology in two contemporary authors, because they have an important doctrinal weight and addressing this issue clearly : Lorenzo Vincente and Jacques Maritain. Both authors support the idea that in Thomas Aquinas would be contained a theory of the object, which appears as a key piece the notion of esse obiectivum. However, here we argue that such notion and the problem of objectivity would have been a field added by other philosophers and not by Aquinas ; and even more, we argue that this problem is presented as risky for a correct interpretation of medieval thinker.