Boethius and Aquinas
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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...and Boethius. That "the last of the Romans and the first of the tive about it: the same can be said of the vast majority of medie nition of person and eternity, thereby exhibiting acquaintance, the theological tractates. Thomas's affinity with Boethius is man ifold. For one thing, unlike other theologians, he commented on ...
Introduction. Two Italian Scholars
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...may help to notice that almost exactly the same amount of time, from Boethius. The cultural, intellectual, religious setting of ingly, but both men played crucial roles in making the history of Kingdom of Sicily, joined a new religious order, and was caught up in the exciting tumult of the still-new University of Paris. Boe ...
Part One. The Art of the Commentary
1. Commenting on Aristotle
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...thius is the commentaries the former wrote on the latter. As has cussions have arisen as to the similarities between the thought of on it. As we will see, Thomists have adopted a very cavalier at text says is not true, yet somehow this does not lead to what one simply the order of the day. On the face of it, however, it seems ...
2. Altissimum negotium: Universals
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Porphyry wrote his Introduction or Isagoge to the Categories of Aristotle in order to deal with what came to be called the five predicables: genus, species, difference, property and accident. very difficult for a beginner to follow Aristotle's book. Given itself overly demanding. Thus it was that he set aside an issue of ...
Part Two. De trinitate
3. Thomas Comments on Boethius
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Boethius wrote five theological tractates or opuscula sacra and several preliminary considerations, we will take a close look at nary things we must consider are, first of all, the nature of the tractates and their place in the Boethian literary production. We ment; that on De trinitate is far freer and more extensive in its ...
4. Tres speculative partes
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...istotle, as we shall see, but before looking into that we must take sion of the theoretical, that found in Boethius's first commentary on Porphyry. In De trinitate, there is a double criterion at work: culatiuae philosophiae species, quot sunt res in qui bus iustae speculatio considerationis habetur.l Does the division of sciences ...
5. Metaphysics and Existence
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...ent from that of Aristotle. The articles that stand at the begin Article 3, between abstractio and separatio. Geiger bases his re marks on the holograph as well and is thus able to show that the approach taken in the final version of the body of the article was Not that the two articles, which were written at about the same ...
Part Three. De hebdomadibus
6. Survey of Interpretations
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...in other places. The deficiencies of the other interpretations will the present. Various partial surveys and appraisals are available.1 That of Pierre Duhem2 has been extremely influential in apprais als of the medieval interpretations of the Boethian tractates, in I. Cf. Gangolf Schrimpf, Die Axiomenschrift des Boethius (De Hebdomadi ...
7. The Exposition of St. Thomas
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Boethius will address the question how it is that substances are good insofar as they exist without being, for all that, substantial non sint substantialia bona. (ll. 2-4)1 His method will be that employed in mathematical and other disciplines; he will first set seen to be true per se and do not come to be understood per alia. ...
8. More on the Good
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Aristotelian account is implicit in the argument developed in the as well in the tractate. But what are we to understand by "What word is given so little conceptual content. When we are asked to His solution comes to this that the existence of the First Good is good ness by its very definition, because the nature and essence of the First ...
Epilogue. Sine Thomas Boethius Mutus Esset
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The thesis of this book is that Boethius taught what Thomas said without question the best commentaries ever written on the trac tates. The foregoing chapters have tried to establish the truth of that thesis. In this brief epilogue I shall summarize the results of argument for the singularity of the position of St. Thomas goes ...
Appendix. Chronologies of Boethius and St. Thomas
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Page Count: 282
Publication Year: 2012