The Method of Metaphysics

  • James C. Doig


The reconstruction of the metaphysics operative in Aquinas’ Commentary is naturally dependent upon the successful completion of a search for the statements on method contained in that work. Some of Aquinas’ thoughts on method or procedure will be explicit, but more will be implied by the expositions of individual topics. It is with such statements, both explicit and implicit, that we are interested in the present chapter. From them, we must attempt to reconstruct the metaphysics which guided Aquinas in the composition of the Commentary.


Prime Mover Logical Genus Formal Object Material Thing Heavenly Body 
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  • James C. Doig
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  1. 1.Clayton Junior CollegeUSA

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