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Monday, November 4, 2013

0305: Aristotle and Causa Essendi

Entry 0305: The Real, Historical Aristotle Did Not Have the Notion of Causa Essendi 

Reference to the view that the real, historical Aristotle did not conceive the Unmoved Mover as the causa essendi of the world appears in James Doig, “Aristotle and Aquinas” (in The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas, ed. Brian Davies and Eleonore Stump, [New York: Oxford University Press, 2012], 33-44), and in John F. Wippel, “Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics,” (in Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas II, [Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2007], 254-260), and references therein.