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On the Borders of Being and Knowing - Late Scholastic Theory of Supertranscendental Being (Hardcover): John P Doyle

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On the Borders of Being and Knowing - Late Scholastic Theory of Supertranscendental Being (Hardcover)

John P Doyle; Edited by Victor M. Salas

Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 1

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Sylvester Mauro, S.J. (1619 1687) noted that human intellects can grasp what is, what is not, what can be, and what cannot be. The first principle, "it is not possible that the same thing simultaneously be and not be," involves them all. On the Borders of Being and Knowing begins with Greeks distinguishing being from something and proceeds to the late Scholastic doctrine of supertranscendental being, which embraces both. On the way is Aristotle's distinction between being as being and being as true and his extension of the latter to include impossible objects. The Stoics will see something as the widest object of human cognition and will affirm that, as signifiable, impossible objects are something, more than mere nonsense. In the sixteenth century, Francisco Suarez will identify mind-dependent beings most of all with impossible objects and will also regard them as signifiable.

By this point, two conceptions will stand in opposition. One, adumbrated by Averroes, will explicitly accept the reality and knowability of impossible objects. The other, going back to Alexander of Aphrodisias, will see impossibles as accidental and false conjunctions of possible objects. Seventeenth-century Scholastics will divide on this line, but in one way or another will anticipate the Kantian notion of der Gegenstand uberhaupt. Going farther, Scholastics will see the two-sided upper border of being and knowing at God and the negative theology, and will fix the equally double lower border at supertranscendental being and supertranscendental non-being, which nonbeing, remaining intelligible, will negate the actual, the possible, and even the impossible."

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Imprint: Leuven University Press
Country of origin: Belgium
Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 1
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: John P Doyle
Editors: Victor M. Salas
Dimensions: 239 x 160 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-90-5867-895-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
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Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500 > General
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LSN: 90-5867-895-4
Barcode: 9789058678959

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