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Coming to Be: Toward a Thomistic-Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Becoming

James W. Felt
Format
Book
Published
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2001.
Language
English
Series
SUNY Series in Philosophy
ISBN
0791448096 (hbk.), 079144810X (pbk.)
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Sketch of the Project 1
  • 1.1 Development in Philosophy 2
  • 1.2 Strengths of Thomas's Metaphysics 4
  • 1.3 Weaknesses of Thomas's Metaphysics 9
  • 1.4 Strengths of Whitehead's Metaphysics 14
  • 1.5 Weaknesses of Whitehead's Metaphysics 19
  • 1.6 General Contours of a Revised Metaphysics 28
  • Chapter 2 Metaphysics and Experience 29
  • 2.1 Metaphysics as Making Sense of Experience 29
  • 2.2 Some Main Characteristics of Experience 33
  • Chapter 3 Descriptive Model of a Primary Being 43
  • 3.1 Names and Norms 43
  • 3.2 Fundamental Character of a Primary Being 46
  • 3.3 What to Take and to Leave from Thomas 52
  • 3.4 What to Take and to Leave from Whitehead 54
  • Chapter 4 Metaphysical Model of a Primary Being 61
  • 4.1 Some Metaphysical Characteristics of a Primary Being 62
  • 4.2 Time of a Primary Being 74
  • Chapter 5 Thomistic and Whiteheadian Accounts of Coming to Be 81
  • 5.1 Thomistic, Hylomorphic Account of Coming to Be 82
  • 5.2 Whiteheadian Account of Coming to Be 88
  • Chapter 6 A Revised Account of Coming to Be 97
  • 6.1 Aim and First Assumptions 97
  • 6.2 Activity (Agere) of a Primary Being 101
  • 6.3 Interactions of Primary Beings 103
  • 6.4 Coming into Being (Fieri) 108
  • Chapter 7 Evaluation and Prospects 115
  • 7.1 Primary Being and Human Experience 115
  • 7.2 Primary Being and Thomistic Ontology 117
  • 7.3 Consistency of the Theory of Primary Beings 119
  • 7.4 Requirements for Further Development 120
  • 7.5 Some Applications to Theology 122.
Description
ix, 138 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-133) and index.
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