Dante’s PARADISE,Canto 10: SEEKERS AFTER WISDOM

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SEEKERS AFTER WISDOM

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Siger and Thomas

True seekers after wisdom

Sometimes disagree

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NOTE: Both Siger of Brabant and Saint Thomas Aquinas are among the wise saved souls in Paradise. Siger of Brabant was a Belgian whose beliefs opposed those of Saint Thomas. For example, Siger thought that the world could have always existed. He also doubted that the soul is immortal — since he is in Paradise, he has happily discovered that he was wrong about that. He and Saint Thomas Aquinas had philosophical disagreements while they were alive, but they get along well in Paradise. Siger of Brabant was even accused of heresy, and yet we see him in Paradise. What can Dante learn from this? He can learn that many disagreements between scholars are not between good people and bad people.He can learn that people of good will can disagree. Sometimes, people are mistaken, but they are still true seekers of wisdom.

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