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Medieval philosophy as transcendental thought from Philip the Chancellor (ca. 1225) to Francisco Suarez

Jan. Aertsen


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  • Title:
    Medieval philosophy as transcendental thought from Philip the Chancellor (ca. 1225) to Francisco Suarez
  • Author: Jan. Aertsen
  • Description: Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One The Concept of transcendens in Medieval Thought: What is beyond and what is common; 1.1 Introduction: Transcendentalis and transcendens; 1.2 The ambivalence of the term transcendens: The Declaratio difficilium terminorum of Armand of Bellevue; Structure of the work; Explanation of the term transcendens; 1.3 Transcendens (1): A philosophy of the Transcendent; 1.4 Transcendens (2): Transcendental philosophy; Another transcensus: A "semantic" transcendence; The emergence of the term transcendens (2); Treatises De transcendentibus
    Chapter Two Conditions, Presuppositions and Sources of a Doctrine of the Transcendentals2.1 The aetas Boetiana; Metaphysics without the Metaphysics; Porphyry's Isagoge: Equivocity of being; "Boethian transcendentals"; Equivocity revised; 2.2 Change of perspective in the thirteenth century; Albert the Great's logical commentaries; The treatise De natura generis; Conclusion; Sources; 2.3 The reception of Aristotle; 2.3.1 The Metaphysics; The ambiguity of First Philosophy; The medieval "basic question" as to the proprium subiectum; 2.3.2 The Philosopher and the common notions
    "Being" is not a genusThe convertibility of being and one; Truth is twofold: in the mind and in things; Aristotle's critique of Plato's Idea of the Good; 2.3.3 Equivocity and "analogy"; 2.4 Avicenna: "The second beginning of metaphysics"; 2.4.1 The inquiry into the "subject" of metaphysics; "Common being"; Averroes's criticism: The "theological" conception; 2.4.2 The doctrine of the primary notions; The beginning of thought: "The first impressions in the soul"; "Thing" and "Being"; The accidentality of the "one"; The commonness of the primary notions: Analogical or Univocal?
    Conclusion: A doctrine of the transcendentals in Avicenna?2.5 Dionysius the Areopagite and the doctrine of the transcendentals; The divine names and the transcendentals; The primacy of the "good"; The beautiful; Analogy; Critiques of transcendental metaphysics; Chapter Three The Beginning of the Doctrine of the Transcendentals (ca. 1225): Philip the Chancellor; 3.1 The prologue of the Summa de bono; 3.2 The communissima: Their ratio and order; The good (bonum); The true (verum); Indivisio: The model of the "one"; 3.3 God and the commonness of the good
    3.4 The communissima as the "firsts" (prima)3.5 The Summa de bono: A metaphysics of the good; 3.6 The beginning of the doctrine of the transcendentals?; William of Auxerre; William of Auvergne; Chapter Four The Doctrine of the Transcendentals in Franciscan Masters; 4.1 The expansion of the doctrine in the Summa Halensis; The place of the transcendentals in the Summa; The expansion of the doctrine; The "firstness" of the transcendentals; The systematic order; 4.2 Bonaventure: Transcendentals and the ascent of the mind to God; "The noblest and most general conditions of being"
    First step in the ascent: Transcendentals as "vestiges" of God
    The origin of transcendental thought is to be sought in medieval philosophy. This book provides for the first time a complete history of the doctrine of the transcendentals and shows its importance for the understanding of philosophy in the Middle Ages.
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill
  • Format: 1 online resource (776 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-12675-2;ISBN 9786613530615;ISBN 90-04-22585-4
  • Subjects: Transcendentalism -- History; Philosophy, Medieval; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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