By Lawrence Dewan
The most recent quantity within the reports in Philosophy and the historical past of Philosophy sequence comprises 13 essays by way of Lawrence Dewan on metaphysics, the imaginative and prescient of fact from the point of view of being. whereas they take the shape of interpretations of the idea of Thomas Aquinas, they're intended as a contribution to perennial philosophy, fact that transcends specific cultures and eras.
Written over a interval of 25 years, they vary from an total notion of the first philosophical knowledge, to such specific topics because the perception of substance in an evolutionary context; the normal seed of highbrow wisdom in the man or woman; the main of causality; the immortality of the soul; and the genuine contrast among specific shape and the act of being, the most important for our figuring out of fact as created.
The strategy combines shut readings of and reflections at the texts of Thomas Aquinas and different suitable thinkers. as the essays have been written mostly in accordance with the paintings of numerous well-liked twentieth-century metaphysicians, they frequently provide substitute perspectives on super basic issues.
The unique contribution of this quantity is its specialize in the function of shape one of the a variety of goods within the ontological research. the main admired Thomistic metaphysicians within the 20th century laid nice rigidity at the function of the act of being. Dewan's essays current what's primarily an identical photograph, yet in a fashion that emphasizes the continuity among Christian philosophers and their predecessors in historic Greece.
concerning the writer:
Lawrence Dewan, O.P., is professor of philosophy on the Dominican collage of Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa and is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome.
"The designated contribution of this quantity is its specialise in the position of shape one of the a variety of goods within the ontological analysis." ― The Maritain Notebook
PRAISE FOR THE e-book:
"[A] good-looking quantity of 13 Dewan papers, chosen from one of the greater than 100 he has produced over the years." ― Stephen L. Brock, Acta Philosophica
"It is a excitement to spend time with Lawrence Dewan within the pages of this publication. His mastery of Aquinas, eagerness to educate, zeal for philosophical fact, serious mind, and mild humor illumine each bankruptcy. . . . Father Dewan and the editors of the stories in Philosophy and the historical past of Philosophy sequence have played a carrier to the philosophical neighborhood in bringing those essays together." ― Michael J. Dodds, O.P., The Thomist
"Thirteen great articles, seriously textual in nature, compose the quantity. Dewan culls them from over a hundred released within the final twenty-seven years." ― John F. X. Knasas, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly