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Aristotles Gradations of Being In Metaphysics E-Z Joseph Owens

Aristotles Gradations of Being In Metaphysics E-Z

Joseph Owens

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ISBN : 9781587310287
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236 pages
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Aristotles Gradations of Being was edited from the papers of the late Joseph Owens. Some fifty years after his groundbreaking book, The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics, Owens turned again to consider the central themes inMoreAristotles Gradations of Being was edited from the papers of the late Joseph Owens. Some fifty years after his groundbreaking book, The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics, Owens turned again to consider the central themes in Aristotles conception of a science of being or first philosophy. Reflecting on a half-century of scholarship, and drawing on his own extensive publications in Greek and medieval philosophy, Owens sets forth in a step-by-step meticulous argument his own interpretation of Aristotles account of substance, essence, and the gradations of being. Owens writes extensively of the different but complementary approaches of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas.He discusses the many facets of the Aristotelian notion of form, including its role in a realistic epistemology. This monograph, edited by Owenss colleague and former pupil, Lloyd P. Gerson, includes a complete bibliography of Owenss writings as well as works critical of Owenss readings of ancient and medieval philosophers. It will serves as an excellent introduction to one of the most influential interpretations of the Aristotelian metaphysical tradition of the past century.About the Author:Joseph Owens, C.SS.R., was professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies