Aquinas on the real distinction and the twofold character of esse

Milidrag, Predrag (2015) Aquinas on the real distinction and the twofold character of esse. Theoria, 58 (2). pp. 5-32. ISSN 0351-2274 eISSN 2406-081X

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The article analyzes Aquinas’ argument for the real distinction between esse and essence in De ente et essentia IV, in the context of accidental and essential character of esse in his metaphysics. All three phases of the argument are analyzed in detail and the defended thesis is that after third phase of the argument, i.e. after the proof that God is tantum esse is possible to claim that the real distinction is proved. In the last part of the article, on the basis of the conclusions of the De ente proof, the problem of twofold character of being is interpreted against the background of two kinds of causality, efficient and formal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: being, esse, essence, real distinction, Thomas Aquinas, On Being and Essence, De ente et essentia, forma dat esse, esse tantum, Joseph Owens, bivstvovanje, suština, realna razlika, Toma Akvinski, O biću i suštini, Džozef Ovens.
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2022 16:16
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 16:16

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