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Aquinas' transcendences to Aristotle in the doctrine of essence
Frontiers of Philosophy in China
Vol. 2, No. 4 (October 2007), pp. 572-582
Published by: Brill
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27823316
Page Count: 11
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Aquinas' philosophy is revolutionary, especially his doctrine of essence within the context of natural philosophy has transcended that of Aristotle. The principal distinctions between the doctrines of Aquinas and Aristotle are demonstrated in four layers which are entity-nature, compositeness, particularity and potentiality of essence. Aquinas not only overturns and reforms the Western traditional view of essence, but also constructs a prominent "joint" connecting essentialism to existentialism in Western philosophy. 𢡢𡝆𣎘𠡕𦍷𡘩𤘕, 𩌅𡀵𦅙𠆂𢌒𨦂𡝆𣎘𰍀𢙙𠀓𥕒𠦆𰍀𦐒 𣎘, 𦄦𦅴𢌠𠄂𠄢𢝣𢠐𤔃𰍀𦐒𣎘. 𢡢𡙄𠄢𢝣𢠐𤔃𰍀𦐒𣎘𦍷 𢈵𠀐𣜡𠤤𤀸𣀄𡌆𡀵: 𦐒𰍀𣑔𣎄𤘕, 𡔒𥄄𤘕, 𩌅𧔰𤘕𡙄𨔈𢌒𤘕. 𠄣 , 𢡢𠅥𡙄𦀲𠄂𦁁𰍀𠉖𦐒, 𤐘𥄄𠄂𦁁𡝆𣎘𡒐𠅴 𦐒𠀧𠁁𥄐𣡓𠀧𠁁𡁀𣎄𢌒𠀧𠁁𰍀𠀐 "𥊖𨡗".
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