Participation and Substantiality in Thomas Aquinas

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BRILL, 1995 - 290 páginas
"Participation and Substantiality in Thomas Aquinas" presents a comprehensive and penetrating account of Aquinas' metaphysics of creation. Its main focus is the concept of participation of being. On the basis of a detailed textual analysis a philosophical interpretation is offered of the main concepts and arguments which underlie Thomas' theocentric understanding of reality. The central unifying theme of the book is the apparent tension between the notion of participation (central to the Platonic tradition) and that of substance (central to the Aristotelian tradition). The author argues that Aquinas is quite successful in bringing together in his metaphysics on the one hand the substantiality of finite beings and on the other hand their total dependency upon the divine being by way of participation. The author defends his interpretation in a critical discussion of the views on participation brought forward by well-known Aquinas scholars such as Geiger and Fabro.
 

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Introduction
3
The Threefold Goodness of Created Being
21
Participation According to Subject and Accident
35
The Foundation of the Good in Being
44
The Application of Participation to Being
66
Introduction
87
The Participation Argument for Creation
117
The Progress of Philosophical Reason towards
134
The Order of Causality between God and Nature
160
The Community of Being and the Question of
184
Introduction
209
Form as Principle of the Unity of Being
234
The Unity in God of Being Living and Understanding
254
Epilogue
280
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Rudi A. te Velde, Ph.D. (1991) in Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam, lectures in Philosophy at the Department of Theology of the Catholic University Brabant (The Netherlands). He has written several articles on Thomas Aquinas and edited a translation of texts on metaphysics of Thomas and Aristotle.

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