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    Aristotle East and West. Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom.L. J. Elders - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (2):409-410.
    After Theophrastus, energeia passed into neglect among the Peripatetics, but the notion of an activity that is at once restful and creative continued to fascinate philosophers up to the time of Plotinus, who used energeia to explain how things can come forth from the One, energeia becoming a sort of “emission.” One of Bradshaw’s theses is that this concept was transformed into that of the Thomistic esse. This theory, however, does not agree with the secondary place assigned to being in (...)
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    Communities of Informed Judgment. Newman’s Illative Sense and Accounts of Rationality.L. J. Elders - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):872-873.
    The two last chapters of the book are a personal addition of Aquino giving a communal dimension to the illative sense and mapping how people ordinarily reach certitude by transmission of knowledge and by relying on the reason of others. He leaves behind certain limitations of Newman, his “personality quirks and cultural biases”, and stresses the need of the virtues and the damaging influence of the vices on the illative sense. Christian wisdom is a mature form of the illative sense. (...)
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    New Images of Plato: Dialogues on the Idea of the Good.L. J. Elders - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):909-910.
    Reale points out that the good and the demiurgic intelligence are radically distinct, a conclusion denied by J. Seifert in the last paper of the book. Fourteen characteristics of the idea of the good are listed by T. A. Szlezák. It is obvious, he argues, that the theory of principles of Plato’s unwritten doctrines is not identical with what Republic 6 and 7 say about the good, but there is no real opposition. In the next paper, however, H. W. Ausland, (...)
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    Krisis der Metaphysik. Festschrift für Wolfgang Müller-Lauter zum 65. Geburtstag.L. J. Elders - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (4):841-842.
    The majority of the twenty-two essays of this festschrift start from the assumption that after Kant's critique and Nietzsche's work metaphysics has become problematic. About half of the articles concern Nietzsche's thought. This is understandable inasmuch as Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, to whom this festschrift is dedicated, devoted much of his work to Nietzsche.
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    Les quatre causes de l’être selon la philosophie première d’ Aristote.L. J. Elders - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):876-877.
    In a following section of the book, under the heading “Causes and Analysis” causes per se and causes per accidens are studied. Predication is per se when the attribute belongs to the intrinsic structure of the subject, or when it is not accidental, and finally when it belongs to the thing itself. All causes can be reduced, Bastit believes, to formal causality.
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    Alexander of Aphrodisias: Supplement to “On the Soul.”.L. J. Elders - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):919-920.
    The text argues against the Stoics that the soul is incorporeal and is not in a subject. Pages 127–50 of the Greek text are concerned with vision and reject the different theories of the pre-Socratics. The last part explains how seeing comes about according to Aristotle. Alexander then passes to a study of man’s basic inclinations and of virtue, correcting views of the Stoa. With thirty-seven arguments he shows that virtue alone is not enough for happiness and also reminds the (...)
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