- n. Plural form of summa.
“Scholastic theology, condensed in the "summae" and "books of sentences", is henceforward regarded as distinct from philosophy.”
“His thought witnesses to his own reading in a variety of predecessors, while side-stepping the methods of the medieval scholastic summae and their typical controversies and arguments.”
“But year after year, the clear majority of the Phi Beta Kappas and summae cum laude are turning out to be women.”
“In the 12th century, writers such as Abelard and Alan of Lille composed dialogues, allegories, axiomatic works, disputations, and summae, but the next two centuries were dominated by the forms of commentary on Peter Lombard's Sentences, various forms of the disputed question, and the summa.”
“In this sense, both Aquinas's summae represent a further and almost complete emancipation from a textual order to a logical order.”
“Here de Man positions his "fragmentary" and suspended work in relation to the failed summae he describes in the”
“De Man explains that although his teachers 'work led many of the more faithful students of his generation to start out with the ambition to write their own syntheses or summae of”
“The Contra gentiles is unique among medieval summae in aiming to demonstrate, not just the compatibility of Aristotelian physics and metaphysics with revealed truth, but the extent to which the invisibilia Dei can be understood without recourse to that truth.”
“Erat eodem tempore Gn. Piso, adolescens nobilis, summae audaciae, egens, factiosus, quem ad perturbandam rem publicam inopia atque mali mores stimulabant.”
“Opus igitur quod Eurystheus Herculí imperáverat erat summae difficultátis, nón modo ob causás quás memorávimus, sed etiam quod Herculés omnínó ígnórábat quó in locó hortus ille situs esset.”
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