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Ontology or the Theory of Being: An Introduction to General Metaphysics
Limited preview - 2014
abstract accidental accidents according action activity actual existence actus agent apprehend aspects beautiful body called causality cause complete conceive concept concrete conscious considered constitute contingent corporeal course created creatures definition dependent determining distinct Divine effect efficient cause entity essence essential eternal evil experience expression fact faculties final finite formal former ground Hence human ideal identical implies individual infinite influence intellect intelligible intrinsic involves kind knowledge latter logical material means mental merely metaphysics mind mode nature necessary notion object organic perfection person philosophy physical positive possible potential present principle produce proper purely qualities quantity question quod rational reality realize reason regard relation scholastic sciences secundum sense separate soul space specific spiritual subsisting substance substantial term theory things Thomas thought tion true truth ultimate unity universe whereby whole
Page 21 - Let knowledge grow from more to more, But more of reverence in us dwell; That mind and soul, according well, May make one music as before, But vaster.
Page 218 - Per substantiam intelligo id, quod in se est et per se concipitur; hoc est id, cujus conceptus non indiget conceptu alterius rei, a quo formari debeat.
Page 203 - We may well ask what causes induce us to believe in the existence of body; but 'tis in vain to ask whether there be body or not. That is a point which we must take for granted in all our reasonings.
Page 203 - The idea then we have, to which we give the general name substance, being nothing but the supposed but unknown support of those qualities we find existing, which we imagine cannot subsist, "sine re substante," without something to support them, we call that support substantia; which, according to the true import of the word, is in plain English, standing under or upholding.
Page 188 - Filii: nam ad pulchritudinem tria requiruntur. Primo quidem integritas sive perfectio; quae enim diminuta sunt, hoc ipso turpia sunt; et debita proportio sive consonantia; et iterum claritas. Unde quae habent colorem nitidum, pulchra esse dicuntur.
Page 370 - The Law of Causation, which is the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth, that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between every fact in nature and some other fact which has preceded it ; independently of all considerations respecting the ultimate mode of production of phenomena, and of every other question regarding the nature of
Page 267 - ... are three names standing for three different ideas; for such as is the idea belonging to that name, such must be the identity...
Page 266 - This also shows wherein the identity of the same man consists; viz. in nothing but a participation of the same continued life, by constantly fleeting particles of matter, in succession vitally united to the same organized body.
Page 266 - That being then one plant which has such an organization of parts in one coherent body par.taking of one common life, it continues to be the same plant as long as it partakes of the same life, though that life be communicated to new particles of matter vitally united to the living plant, in a like continued organization conformable to that sort of plants.