The twofold character of created being in Aquinas

Milidrag, Predrag (2014) The twofold character of created being in Aquinas. Theoria, 57 (4). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0351-2274 eISSN 2406-081X

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In now classical article from 1958 dedicated to twofold character of Aquinas’s concept of being Joseph Owens clearly formulates the two complementary features of esse that function in Aquinas’s metaphysics, namely 1) being understood in the terms of essence, form or nature, as essential and 2) being understood as accidental, not in predicamental meaning but as something above and beyond the essence of the thing. Firmly relying on whole Owens’s work, I will try to outline the ways of understanding the meanings of esse in Aquinas, because a) two character of being are two complementary and integral components of created being, b) which are really different.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: the being, being, ens, esse, accidental character, essential character, Joseph Owens, biće, bivstvovanje, akcidentalni karakter, esencijalni karakter, Džozef Ovens.
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2022 16:17
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 16:17

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