In Ens Primum Cognitum, Brian Kemple examines the meaning of Thomas Aquinas’ claim that “being” is the first object of the intellect and proposes an interpretation with dramatic consequences for Thomistic epistemology and metaphysics.
This volume treats the evolution of the object of metaphysics from being to the concept of being to, finally, the object. It examines metaphysics and ontology, and the history of these terms. It is relevant to scholars and philosophers.
Author: Brian Kemple
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study
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Author: Thomas Hibbs
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2007-05-31
In Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, Thomas Hibbs recovers the notion of practice to develop a more descriptive account of human action and knowing, grounded in the venerable vocabulary of virtue and vice. Drawing on Aquinas, who believed that all good works originate from virtue, Hibbs postulates how epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and theology combine into a set of contemporary philosophical practices that remain open to metaphysics. Hibbs brings Aquinas into conversation with analytic and Continental philosophy and suggests how a more nuanced appreciation of his thought enriches contemporary debates. This book offers readers a new appreciation of Aquinas and articulates a metaphysics integrally related to ethical practice.
Author: Adrian Pabst
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 2012-05-04
"This book does nothing less than to set new standards in combining philosophical with political theology. Pabst s argument about rationality has the potential to change debates in philosophy, politics, and religion." (from the foreword) This comprehensive and detailed study of individuation reveals the theological nature of metaphysics. Adrian Pabst argues that ancient and modern conceptions of "being" or individual substance fail to account for the ontological relations that bind beings to each other and to God, their source. On the basis of a genealogical account of rival theories of creation and individuation from Plato to postmodernism, Pabst proposes that the Christian Neo-Platonic fusion of biblical revelation with Greco-Roman philosophy fulfills and surpasses all other ontologies and conceptions of individuality.
How we create and organize knowledge is the theme of this major achievement by Umberto Eco. Demonstrating once again his inimitable ability to bridge ancient, medieval, and modern modes of thought, he offers here a brilliant illustration of his longstanding argument that problems of interpretation can be solved only in historical context.
In this study of the relationship between Boethius and Thomas Aquinas, Ralph McInerny dispels the notion that Aquinas misunderstood the early philosopher and argues instead that he learned from Boethius, assimilated his ideas, and proved to be a reliable interpreter of his thought.
Author: Winfried Nöth
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"This is the most systematic discussion of semiotics yet published." —Choice "A bravura performance." —Thomas Sebeok "Nöth's handbook is an outstanding encyclopedia that provides first-rate information on many facets of sign-related studies, research results, and applications." —Social Sciences in General
Author: Patrick J. Aspell
Publisher: BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL PORTUGAL
Release Date: 1999-01-01
This history of medieval philosophy in Europe begins with a section on Augustine and proceeds through a number of minor currents important for the gradual emergence of philosophy from the dark age. It focuses on Bonaventure Aquinas, and treats the following critical period.
Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
This comprehensive reference volume features essays by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. Provides a comprehensive "who's who" guide to medieval philosophers. Offers a refreshing mix of essays providing historical context followed by 140 alphabetically arranged entries on individual thinkers. Constitutes an extensively cross-referenced and indexed source. Written by a distinguished cast of philosophers. Spans the history of medieval philosophy from the fourth century AD to the fifteenth century.
Provocative and sophisticated, Truth in Aquinas is a fascinating re-evaluation of a key area - truth - in the work of Thomas Aquinas. John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock's provocative but strongly argued position is that many of the received views of Aquinas as philosopher and theologian are wrong. This compelling and controversial work builds on the amazing reception of Radical Orthodoxy (Routledge, 1999).
Release Date: 2013-10-10
In Medieval Supposition Theory Revisited papers are presented which, on the basis of L.M. de Rijk’s monumental Logica modernorum (1962-1967, 3 vols.), sketch the development of medieval theories on meaning and reference from the beginnings well into the 17th century. The book also presents studies of these theories from a modern point of view.