Kant's Political Philosophy by Howard L. Williams

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1, n. 120 (ed. E. M. Buytaert), vol. 1: Prologue— Distinction 1, St. ) 1952 (Franciscan Institute Publications 3), p. 167: “sic philosophia simpliciter et universalis, qualis est metaphysica”. 2 For a bibliography of medieval metaphysics, cf. M. Benedetto / L. I. Martone, “La metafisica nel Medoevo: una bibliografica essenziale”, in: P. ), Metaphysica, sapientia, scientia divina. Soggetto e statuto della filosofia prima nel Medoevo, Quaestio 5 (2005), pp. 587–602. 3 For a survey of the translations, cf.

Jahrhundert, Tübingen 1974 (Beiträge zur historischen Theologie 49). the transformation of metaphysics in the middle ages 27 First Philosophy from Christian theology. Thomas distinguishes two kinds of theology (theologia sive scientia divina est duplex), philosophical theology, which is also called “metaphysics”, and “the theology of sacred Scripture” or Christian theology. He concludes that these sciences differ from one another not only through the sources of their knowledge but also because of their “subjects”.

385–522. E. ”, in: Rivista di Filosofia neoscolastica 85 (1993), pp. 256–282. For a more recent evaluation, cf. D. ”, in: K. ), Aufklärungen. Festschrift für K. Düsing, Berlin 2002, pp. 15–37. 26 jan a. aertsen science? The question as to the “proper subject” of metaphysics is the specific contribution that medieval commentators made to the ongoing debate on the nature and unity of this discipline. 23 He starts his work with an inquiry into the “subject” of First Philosophy, which is crucial in his endeavour to give metaphysics a solid scientific basis and unity.

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