Aquinas on Being (BOK)

Anthony Kenny

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Anthony Kenny offers a critical examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas's account of being is famous and influential: but Kenny argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. Because of the centrality of the doctrine, this has implications for other parts of Aquinas's philosophical system: in particular, Kenny shows that the idea that God is pure being is a hindrance, not a help, to Aquinas's natural theology. Kenny's clear and incisive study, drawing on the scholastic as well as the analytic tradition, dispels the confusion and offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas's ontology.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Anthony Kenny
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199279449
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 20,3cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 263 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology, Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600