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Is the Thomistic Doctrine of God as "Ipsum Esse Subsistens" Consistent?

Giovanni Ventimiglia

Abstract

The aims of my paper are (i) to set out Aquinas’s arguments in favour of the thesis of God as Subsistent Being itself; (ii) set out the arguments against; and (iii) propose a fresh reading of that thesis that takes into account both Thomistic doctrine and the criticisms of it. In this way, I shall proceed as in a medieval quaestio, with arguments in favour, sed contra and respondeo.

Keywords

Aquinas, God, being, existence, event, metaphysics, ontology

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