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Metaphysics : the creation of hierarchy / Adrian Pabst. [Electronic resource]

By: Series: Interventions (Grand Rapids, Mich.)Analytics: Show analyticsPublication details: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2012.Description: xxxv, 521 p. ; 23 cmISBN:
  • 9780802864512 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0802864511 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 110 PAB 23
LOC classification:
  • BD111 .P28 2012
List(s) this item appears in: Metaphysics
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: pt. I Substance and Relation -- ch. 1 The Primacy of Relation over Substance -- 1.Introduction: The Legacy of Pre-Socratic Poetry and Philosophy -- 2.The Preeminence of Substance -- 3.Can Substances Self-Individuate? -- 4.Aristotle's `Indifferent God' -- 5.Ontology, Theology, and Politics -- 6.Virtue, Autarchy, and Sovereignty -- 7.The Primacy of Relation -- 8.Relational Form -- 9.The Individuating Power of Plato's Good -- 10.Conclusion: Matter Matters -- ch. 2 Trinitarian God and Triadic Cosmos -- 1.Introduction: Ancient Philosophy and Biblical Revelation -- 2.(Neo-)Platonism and Christian Metaphysics -- 3.The Priority of Person over Essence according to Gregory of Nyssa -- 4.After Nicaea: Gregory's Trinitarianism -- 5.Augustine's Neo-Platonist Theology -- 6.`Musical Metaphysics' and Divine Illumination -- 7.Matter, Causality, and the Gift of Creation -- 8.Self, Cosmos, and God -- 9.The Triune God and the Triadic Cosmos --

Contents note continued: 10.Conclusion: Christian Universalism -- ch. 3 Relational Substance and Cosmic Hierarchy -- 1.Introduction: Between Antiquity and the Middle Ages -- 2.Boethius' Philosophical Ordering of the Sciences -- 3.Perception of Particulars and Cognition of Universals -- 4.Individuation and the Metaphysics of Act and Potency -- 5.Individual Substance and the `Ontological Difference' -- 6.Deus Ultra Substantiam -- 7.Relationality and Participation -- 8.The Coextension of Being and the Good according to Dionysius -- 9.Individuation and Hierarchy -- 10.Conclusion: Analogical Hierarchy -- pt. II Matter and Form -- ch. 4 The Priority of Essence over Existence -- 1.Introduction: Islam, Christianity, and the Medieval Roots of Modernity -- 2.The Division of Ontology and Theology in Early Islamic Philosophy -- 3.The Turn from Being to Essence in Medieval Christian Theology -- 4.More geometrico: A Mathematical Ordering of the Sciences --

Contents note continued: 5.Singularity, Dividuality, and Individuality -- 6.The Generation and Subsistence of Singular Substances -- 7.Creation, Concretion, and the Transcendental Securing of Unity -- 8.Towards Potentia Dei Absoluta and Formal Modality -- 9.Islam, Christianity, and the Passage to Modernity -- 10.Conclusion: Faith and Reason -- ch. 5 Participation in the Act of Being -- 1.Introduction: Aquinas's Retrieval of Neo-Platonist Realism -- 2.Subalternatio: A Theological Ordering of the Sciences -- 3.Metaphysics beyond the One and the Many -- 4.Can Created Minds Know Singulars? -- 5.Apprehending Actuality -- 6.The `Relativity' of Individuals -- 7.Bonum Diffusivum Sui and the Hierarchy of Relations -- 8.Prime Matter and Substantial Form -- 9.Materia Signata and the `Relationality' of Creation -- 10.Conclusion: Aquinas's Theological Metaphysics -- ch. 6 The Invention of the Individual -- 1.Introduction: After the Thomist Synthesis --

Contents note continued: 2.The 1277 Condemnations and the Implications for Metaphysics -- 3.Metaphysics and Formalism in Duns Scotus -- 4.The Principle of Haecceitas -- 5.Nominalism and Absolute Singularity in Ockham -- 6.The Ontology of Political Sovereignty -- 7.Semantics and Universal Individuality in Buridan -- 8.Potentia Dei Absoluta and Individuation -- 9.Conclusion: Rationalism and Fideism -- pt. III Transcendence and Immanence -- ch. 7 Transcendental Individuation -- 1.Introduction: On Scholastic Transcendentalism -- 2.Early Modern Scholasticism -- 3.Singularity without Actuality -- 4.The Reality of Singular Essence and the Possibility of Universal Existence -- 5.Singularity as Transcendental Precondition -- 6.The Self-Individuation of Entities -- 7.Creation as Efficient Causality -- 8.Natural Law and Transcendental Politics --- Sovereignty and Alienation -- 9.Conclusion: Abstract Individuality and the Rise of the Modern State -- ch. 8 The Creation of Immanence --

Contents note continued: 1.Introduction: `True Politics Is Metaphysics' -- 2.Parallel Order and Common Notions -- 3.A Hierarchy of Relative Individuality -- 4.The Problem of Individuation in Spinoza's System -- 5.Substance and Attributes: Monism, Dualism, and the `Reality' of the Natural Order -- 6.Attributes and Modes: Existence or Essence? -- 7.The Causal Laws of Nature and the Nature of Causal Laws -- 8.Naturalized Creation -- 9.Conatus or the Ethics of Self-Individuation and the Politics of Democracy -- 10.Conclusion: Ontology of Production -- ch. 9 Ontology or Metaphysics? -- 1.Introduction: The Modern End of Metaphysics -- 2.Modern Metaphysics as Transcendental Ontology -- 3.Transcendental Ontology as a Science of the Individual -- 4.Being Transcendentalized (Descartes and Leibniz) -- 5.Being Atomized (Hobbes and Locke) -- 6.Transcendental Immanence (Wolff and Kant) -- 7.The Transcendentalism and Positivism of Modern Ontology --

Contents note continued: 8.Theological Metaphysics and Political Theology -- 9.Conclusion: Relation, Creation, and Trinity.

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