Friday, September 17, 2010

Law of contradiction: Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O. P. on the law of contradiction

"...reason's first principle [is] the principle of contradiction. He who denies this principle affirms a self-destructive sentence. To deny this principle is to annihilate language, is to destroy all substance, all distinction between things, all truths, thoughts, and even opinions, all desires and acts. We could no longer distinguish even the degrees of error. We would destroy even the facts of motion and becoming, since there would be no distinction between the point of departure and the point of arrival.

"Further, motion could have none of the four causes as explanation. Motion would be a subject which becomes, without efficient cause, without purpose or nature. It would be attraction and repulsion, freezing and melting, both simultaneously.----Reality A Thomistic Synthesis, ch 1, emphasis mine

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