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Aquinas's Way to GodThe Proof in De Ente et Essentia$
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Gaven Kerr

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190224806

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224806.001.0001

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The Argument for Real Distinction in De Ente, Cap. 4

The Argument for Real Distinction in De Ente, Cap. 4

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(p.5) 1 The Argument for Real Distinction in De Ente, Cap. 4
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Aquinas's Way to God
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OP Gaven Kerr

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224806.003.0001

The real distinction between essence and esse is a key feature of the proof of God in De Ente Cap. 4. This chapter goes through the argumentation that Aquinas offers for the real distinction just prior to the proof for the existence of God. It explicates the different stages of Aquinas’s argumentation, and engages with the important issue of when, precisely, the real distinction is satisfactorily established. This is an important point, as the proof of God in the De Ente seeks to set up a regress of causes of esse terminating in some primary cause. Thus, it is necessary for the validity of the proof that Aquinas establish that essence and esse are distinct beforehand.

Keywords:   essence, esse, Aristotle, Owens, Wippel, Long

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