Metaphysics of Aquinas: A Summary of Aquinas's Exposition of Aristotle's Metaphysics (Hardback)
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Metaphysics of Aquinas: A Summary of Aquinas's Exposition of Aristotle's Metaphysics (Hardback)

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Hardback 324 Pages / Published: 01/05/1996
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This book will remain timeless in its study of Aristotle's objective grasp of reality. The book's uniqueness lies in its aim of letting Aquinas himself speak on the subject of metaphysics. The work embraces both a history of philosophy and Aristotle's subsequent reasoning toward God as pure act. Readers will find a summary of the wealth of insight of Aristotle, further elaborated by Aquinas. Metaphysics of Aquinas will appeal to both graduate and undergraduate students and scholars of metaphysics. Contents: Preface; PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY; Prologue of Aquinas; The Human Being Naturally Desires to Know; The Wise Human Being and Metaphysics; Pursuit of First Causes in the Past; Critique of Early Thinking on First Causes; The Human Being and Knowledge of Truth; The Subject of Metaphysics; The First Principles of Demonstration; The Vocabulary of Philosophy; How Metaphysics Treats of Being; PART TWO: FIRST PHILOSOPHY OR METAPHYSICS; Substance, the Principal Subject of Metaphysics; Potency and Act; One, and What Follows upon One; The First Principles of Being; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761802921
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 23 mm


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This is a very valuable instrument for the initiation of students into metaphysics. -- Michael B. Ewbank, Loras College
...an intelligent reconsideration of classical resources that is good to go through, no matter how familiar one thinks he is with the matter they contain. -- Michael B. Ewbank, Loras College * Recensiones *
...those who come across it and embrace it will...be better off for reading it. -- Michael B. Ewbank, Loras College * The Thomist *
Aristotle's Metaphysics is one of the most influential books in history, yet due to the vicissitudes of its writing, editing, and transmission it is notoriously difficult. No one has made more consistent sense out of it, nor contributed to the further development of its thought than St. Thomas Aquinas, but for today's students his commentary too requires a good guide. Fr. Pierre Conway in collaboration with Mary Michael Spangler, O.P., both skilled teachers, have provided us with this penetratinganalysis and guide. It will enable the modern student of philosophy to see that metaphysics is not apriori theorizing but the critical rooting of every field of human art and science in the hard facts of human experience. -- Benedict M. Ashley, O.P.
Aristotle's Metaphysics is one of the most influential books in history, yet due to the vicissitudes of its writing, editing, and transmission it is notoriously difficult. No one has made more consistent sense out of it, nor contributed to the further development of its thought than St. Thomas Aquinas, but for today's students his commentary too requires a good guide. Fr. Pierre Conway in collaboration with Mary Michael Spangler, O.P., both skilled teachers, have provided us with this penetrating analysis and guide. It will enable the modern student of philosophy to see that metaphysics is not apriori theorizing but the critical rooting of every field of human art and science in the hard facts of human experience. -- Benedict M. Ashley, O.P.
This is a very valuable instrument for the initiation of students into metaphysics. -- Michael B. Ewbank, Loras College
...an intelligent reconsideration of classical resources that is good to go through, no matter how familiar one thinks he is with the matter they contain. -- Michael B. Ewbank, Loras College * Recensiones *
...those who come across it and embrace it will...be better off for reading it. -- Michael B. Ewbank, Loras College * The Thomist *

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