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Two Fundamental Types of Specification

Joseph Pilsner

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286058
eISBN:
9780191603808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286051.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In order to understand the specification of human action, it is helpful to explore the specification of two other kinds of realities: natural corporeal beings and natural motions. For Aquinas, a ... More


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Joseph Pilsner

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286058
eISBN:
9780191603808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286051.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Aquinas asserts that ends specify human actions, and explains this point by comparing human actions with other realities. For example, he maintains that an end is comparable to a form in a natural ... More


Change and Production

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter sets the stage for the first half of the book by explaining how late medieval scholastics understood change and production. Change was understood in Aristotelian terms: it occurs when ... More


Global objects: contention and entanglement

Glenn Adamson and Giorgio Riello

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers objects as displayed in museums, architecture, and consumer goods. It unwraps the meanings of a Japanese suit of armour in the Tower of London, and then moves on to discuss the ... More


Ockham against Scotus

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Scotus had argued that the divine essence is the formal terminus of divine production, where “formal terminus” refers to the form of the product. But for Ockham, the formal terminus of a production ... More


Scotus on the Son’s Production

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Scotus believes the divine essence must play the role of the formal terminus of production––that is, it must be the shared form of the persons, not a shared lump of matter. For Scotus, there simply ... More


Ockham against Henry

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Ockham thinks Henry of Ghent is wrong about this issue too. When Henry says “the divine essence is the material” of divine production, he must mean this either literally or figuratively. It cannot be ... More


Conclusion

JT Paasch

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter summarizes what Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham each have to say about the question of divine production. Henry insists that the divine essence plays the role of ... More


The Character of a Region

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Shreveport's location was commercially profitable as it was situated on a bluff and was readily visible and accessible from the river. This is the reason why traders from all direction used the port ... More


A Night at the Five Spot

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Five Spot Cafe was initially situated at 5 Cooper Square, New York. The Termini brothers, who were the club owners, relocated it to 2 St. Marks Place. The place was small, with tables relative ... More


Catachrestic Origins: Speech Acts and the Politics of the Performative

W. H. Shearin

in The Language of Atoms: Performativity and Politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780190202422
eISBN:
9780190202446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202422.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Drawing upon previous strands of the book, this chapter defines a new politics of Lucretius’ poem, which traditionally has been characterized as either proto-Marxist, on the one hand, or quietist, on ... More


The Date of the Passio

Thomas J. Heffernan

in The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777570
eISBN:
9780190258290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777570.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter analyzes the probable composition date of the Passionarrative. Based on a systematic review of the evidence, it shows that March 203 is the likeliest date of the actual games in which ... More


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