The Anglish Moot

Thomishness is a body of wisdomloving teaching handed down from the Catholish wisdomlover and godloreman, Holy Thomas Aquinas. Holy Thomas blended the wisdomlove of Aristotle with the godlore of Christendom and the Holy Book. His great work, the Summa theologica, has had lasting might and sway on the wisdomlovers that came after him. A broad drawing of his teaching will be dealt with below.

Thomish frumiworldken[]

Holy Thomas taught that the most underlying split in frumiworldken (metaphysics) is between soothness and maybehood. Soothness is the lay of something that is, while maybehood is the lay of something that might be. Shift can be thought of as the overswitch from maybehood to soothness.

Aristotle taught that a thing has four grounds which make up the thing. The first ground is the thing's shape, which is the bit of it that makes it the kind of thing it is. A thing's shape can be further sundered between its undersetting shape, the shape by which it has by its undersetting, and its happening shapes. Beyond a thing's shape, another ground it must have is its body. The body of a thing that makes it this thing of its kind, and not another thing of the same kind. The split between shape and body is of much weightiness to frumiworldken.

A thing has two other grounds. The third is its bringing ground, an outside thing that brings it into being. The bringing ground binds shape and body to make a selfstanding thing of its kind. Lastly, a thing has an end, which is its inborn goal, as lain on it by its shape.

Holy Thomas also split whatness from being. A thing's whatness is known through its wordmark, and it inholds both the shape and the body of a thing, as one. But a thing's being, as against its whatness, is the deed whereby a whatness is given soothness.

The thoughts of undersetting and happening are kindred to the split between shape and body. An undersetting is a being which has soothness in a main or unhinging way. The undersetting does not hinge on another being for its soothness. A thing's undersetting inholds its inbornness, which tilts the thing to be or behave in a given way. The undersetting inholds its needful belongings, which cannot shift. But happenings are unneeded and hinge on the undersetting for their being.

Also kindred is the splitting between kind and kin. The kind is an upper, broader grouping of things. It is a allnessish grouping of things, thought of as unsundered. Kin, on the other hand, is a lower, narrower grouping of things, which shares the marks of the kind. Kin, however, is sundered from other kin of the same kind by way of a kin otherness.

These thoughts can be shown as follows. A selfstanding man is an undersetting. His undersetting shape is his soul, which makes him into the kind of thing he is. His body sunders him from other men of the same kind. Both his soul and body make his whatness, which is known through his wordmark. Aristotle said that man's wordmark is "reckoning deer." "Deer," then, is his kind, and "reckoning" gives the kin otherness, splitting "man" from other deer.

The whatness shines forth through the undersetting, which inholds both this man's shape and body. A man's inbornness, for byspel, his skill of reckoning, springs from the undersetting. It is therefore needful that a deer have the "reckoning" skill to be a "man." It is not needful, however, that a man have white or black skin to be a man, nor this height or that height. Therefore, his skin hue or height are belongings which are better said to be "happenings." These belongings can shift over time, for byspel, as the man grows taller, and they are not inborn to the man as streaks springing from his kin or whatness.