Aquinas on Being
By (author) Sir Anthony Kenny
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Aquinas on Being by Sir Anthony Kenny
Book DescriptionAnthony Kenny offers a critical examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas's account of being is famous and influential: but Kenny argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. Because of the centrality of the doctrine, this has implications for other parts of Aquinas's philosophical system: in particular, Kenny shows that the idea that God is pure being is a hindrance, not a help, to Aquinas's natural theology. Kenny's clear and incisive study, drawing on the scholastic as well as the analytic tradition, dispels the confusion and offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas's ontology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199279449
(203mm x 136mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sir Anthony Kenny
Sir Anthony Kenny was formerly President of the British Academy, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. His recent work includes a magisterial new history of Western philosophy, to be published by OUP in four volumes.
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