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Description - Aquinas on Being by Anthony Kenny

Anthony 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 Details

ISBN: 9780198238478
ISBN-10: 0198238479
Format: Hardback
(211mm x 141mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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