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  • Thomas Aquinas against the Scotists and Platonists. The definition of ens: Cajetano, Zimara, Pererio 1495-1576
    Author Blackwell, Constance
    Issue Vol. VI/2004/1
    Category Artes
    Pages pp. 179-188
    Abstract Thomas Aquinas is usually studied as a metaphysician, this is not the reading given to him by three Renaissance philosophers. At the turn of the sixteenth century there were at least two schools of Thomists, one influenced by Avicenna and Scotus, and the other influenced by Averroes, a reading of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas himself. The discussion below traces how the interpretation of Thomas' De ente et essentia was changed from being a text for metaphysics to one used for physics. One of the meanings of ens - being - was as a term that was coterminous with the object. As a result, the debate over the first thing thought or the De primo cognito debate centered around the meaning for the term ens, the following essay demonstrates how it moved from metaphysics to physics.
  • Jesuitenphilosophie in der protestantischen Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung bei Sturm, Morhof, Brucker am Beispiel Honoré Fabri
    Author Blackwell, Constance
    Issue Vol. I/1999/2
    Category Artes
    Pages pp. 131-157
    Abstract Die Untersuchung der Bewertung von Philosophen in den Philoso-phiegeschichten bedarf zu ihrer Rechtfertigung der Annahme, daß der Gegenstand der Philosophiegeschichte an sich von Interesse ist, und daß darüberhinaus eine Untersuchung, auf welche Weise Philosophie-historiker die Philosophen darstellen, ein Licht auf die Erstellung des Kanons der Philosophie wirft. Im 20. Jahrhundert sind mehrere bedeutende Untersuchungen zur Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung erschienen, angefangen mit Bréhiers bahnbrechender Einleitung zu sei-ner Historie de la philosophie von 1926...