Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

2014.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Editiones Scholasticae, 2014, 302pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Editiones Scholasticae, 2014, 302pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 97838683854441. Reviewed by Paul Symington, Franciscan University of Steubenville Thomists look to the thought of Thomas Aquinas, his major interpreters, and Aristotle for guidance in addressing a full range of perennial problems that face philosophers. This is especially true regarding metaphysical (or metametaphysical) examinations. Although these authors are pre-scientific in the modern sense of the term, Thomists think that they get the principles right -- principles that are comprehensive and flexible and can contextualize, ground and enlighten subsequent discoveries gained by the progression of the empirical sciences. Whereas Thomists have also been actively engaged with the history of philosophy -- bringing Thomas's thought to bear on Heidegger, Kant, Hume, etc. -- a weakness is. . .

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