A commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics : or, a most ample by Francisco Suarez

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DM 5, s. 1, vol. 25, pp. 140–148. 74 Cf. 1, vol. 25, pp. 899–910. 75 Cf. DM 35, s. 6, vol. 26, pp. ” The Intelligences here would be either Aristotelian Separate Substances or, for later theologians, Angels. 76 See Opera, vol. 25, pp. 899–916. Here, especially see Section 2 (pp. ” 77 Cf. DM 12, s. 3, vol. 25, pp. ” 78 Cf. 989b29–990a32. Metaphysics Book I 79 37 Literally: the “whatness” of something. Cf. 983b4–5. 81 This must be noted. Suárez has a very high regard for the work of his fellow Jesuit.

Hibernis, Collegii Romani S. Isidori Professoribus (Lugduni: Sumptibus Laurentii Durand, 1639), Tomus IV, p. 65b. On Antonio Andreas as author of the Expositio here, cf. E. Gilson, Jean Duns Scot: Introduction à ses positions fondamentales (Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. 674. 33 Suárez has explained the difference between formal and objective concepts as follows: “First, we must presuppose the common distinction between a formal and an objective concept. The formal concept is said to be the act itself or (what is the same) the ‘word’ by which the intellect conceives some thing or common character.

47 On this supposed, but really non-existent, translation by Boethius, cf. Gudrun Vuillemin-Diem, Praefatio Wilhelm von Moerbekes Übersetzung der Aristotelischen Metaphysik, in Metaphysica, Lib. 1 (Leiden/New York/Köln, 1995), pp. 2–3. In one place [De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas, c. I, n. 33], St. Thomas has referred to Boethius’s translation of the Metaphysics, XII [Book XI for Thomas], 3, 1070a 21–27. But there is no known translation here by Boethius. The earliest Latin versions of the Metaphysics do not go beyond Book IV.

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