The metaphysics of being of St. Thomas Aquinas in a historical perspective

by Leo J. Elders ; [translated from the Dutch by John Dudley]

Metaphysics, formerly the queen of science, fell into oblivion under the onslaught of empiricism and positivism and its very possibility came to be denied. Professor Elders traces the history of this process and shows the innovating role of St Thomas in determining both the subject of metaphysics and the manner in which one enters this science, particularly in the framework of his Aristotle commentaries. His work then considers being and its properties, its divisions into being in act and being in potency, into the act of being essence, and into substance and the accidents. Finally the causes of being are considered. The work also introduces and surveys the extensive literature of Thomas interpretation of the past 50 years.

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Being
  • II. The Properties of Being, I. A History of the Transcendental Concepts to Aquinas
  • III. The Properties of Being, II. The Theory of the Transcendental Concepts from Scotus to Sartre
  • IV. Being has a Content
  • V. The Unity of Being. Being as Some one Thing
  • VI. The Truth of Being
  • VII. The Goodness of Being
  • VIII. Evil
  • IX. Being is Beautiful
  • X. Principle of Contradiction: Being is not Not-Being
  • XI. Being in Act, Being in potency
  • XII. The Real Distinction between Essence and Being
  • XIII. Being (Esse)
  • XV. Participation
  • XVI. The Order of Things
  • XVII. Substance, the Primary and Basic Instance of Being
  • XVIII. Accidental Being
  • XIX. Causality
  • XX. The Four Genera of Causality
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects

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書名 The metaphysics of being of St. Thomas Aquinas in a historical perspective
著作者等 Dudley, John
Elders, Leo
Elders I.J.
書名別名 Metaphysics of being of Saint Thomas Aquinas in a historical perspective

Metafysica van St. Thomas van Aquino in historisch perspectief
シリーズ名 Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters
出版元 E.J. Brill
刊行年月 1993
ページ数 viii, 317 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9004096450
NCID BA21242125
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言語 英語
原文言語 オランダ語
出版国 オランダ