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Aquinas on Being and Essence

Aquinas on Being and Essence

A Translation and Interpretation

Joseph Bobik

“This book has but one aim: to present an intelligible interpretation of the doctrines put forth by St. Thomas Aquinas in his treatise On Being and Essence. It considers uses of the words ‘being’ and ‘essence,’ it investigates the essence of natural substances, the immateriality of the human soul, and the existence and the essence of God.” —Catholic Book Review

ISBN: 978-0-268-00009-7
304 pages
Publication Year: 1988

Joseph Bobik is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous books, including Aquinas On Matter and Form and the Elements (University of Notre Dame Press, 1998), among others.

“Bobick’s commentary is very useful in explaining notions that could mislead many readers of On Being and Essence. He repeatedly draws attention to the meaning of the important distinction between first and second intentions, the differing uses of the term ‘matter,’ and the Thomistic conception of metaphysics.” — Journal of the History of Philosophy

P00500

Aquinas on Matter and Form and the Elements

A Translation and Interpretation of the De Principiis Naturae and the De Mixtione Elementorum of St. Thomas Aquinas

Joseph Bobik

P03156

Logica, or Summa Lamberti

Lambert of Auxerre;
Translated with notes and introduction by Thomas S. Maloney

P03087

Abelard in Four Dimensions

A Twelfth-Century Philosopher in His Context and Ours

John Marenbon

P01334

Bitter Knowledge

Learning Socratic Lessons of Disillusion and Renewal

Thomas D. Eisele

Aquinas on Being and Essence

A Translation and Interpretation

Joseph Bobik

 Aquinas on Being and Essence: A Translation and Interpretation
Cloth Edition
Paper Edition

“This book has but one aim: to present an intelligible interpretation of the doctrines put forth by St. Thomas Aquinas in his treatise On Being and Essence. It considers uses of the words ‘being’ and ‘essence,’ it investigates the essence of natural substances, the immateriality of the human soul, and the existence and the essence of God.” —Catholic Book Review

ISBN: 978-0-268-00009-7

304 pages

“Bobick’s commentary is very useful in explaining notions that could mislead many readers of On Being and Essence. He repeatedly draws attention to the meaning of the important distinction between first and second intentions, the differing uses of the term ‘matter,’ and the Thomistic conception of metaphysics.” — Journal of the History of Philosophy