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Here, though, one might ask, what is the relation between concluding to a cause which is the subject of a higher science (God’s own) in metaphysics, and deriving the first principles of one’s science from a higher science (God’s own) in sacra doctrina? For are not, for Aquinas, as for Aristotle (as not for post-Kantian philosophy), epistemological principles identical with ontological causes? Is not the end here also the beginning? To be sure this does not necessarily mean that higher causes/principles are always adequate grounds of effects/consequences—this constitutes the ‘Humean’ deficiency already alluded to.

50 The second consideration concerns Aquinas’s view of causality. Aquinas consistently takes a neoplatonic view according to which an effect is like its cause, indeed preeminently exists in its cause. 51 For this view (which entirely circumvents David Hume’s correct critique of the metaphysics and physics of causality), a cause does not really ‘precede’ an effect, since it only becomes cause in realizing itself as the event of the giving of the effect. 52 Inversely, an effect does not really come after a cause, since only the effect realizes the causal operation and defines it.

The ‘first mover’ emerges as the conclusion of a consideration of the subject-matter of ‘moving things’. But as Aquinas’s arguments for a first mover (all the five ways, taken together) show, they only work because motion is understood from the outset as being undergone with a purpose, or for a reason, and on account of a goal in accord with a nature. 56 In knowing motions, therefore, which are all aims towards perfections (while the latter are only knowable as participations of the supreme end, the supreme good), the first mover is really radically presupposed.

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