The Metaphysical Presuppositions of Being-in-the-World: A Confrontation Between St. Thomas Aquinas and Martin Heidegger

The Metaphysical Presuppositions of Being-in-the-World: A Confrontation Between St. Thomas Aquinas and Martin Heidegger

Caitlin Smith Gilson


The Metaphysical Presuppositions of Being-in-the-World brings St. Thomas Aquinas and Martin Heidegger into discussion and argues for the need of Christian philosophy. during the disagreement of Heideggerian and Thomist concept, it deals an unique and complete rethinking of the character of temporality and the origins of metaphysical inquiry.

The publication is a cautious therapy of the inception and deterioration of the four-fold presuppositions of Thomistic metaphysics: intentionality, causality, finitude, ananke stenai. The research of the four-fold hasn't ever earlier than been performed and it's a important and unique contribution of Gilson's ebook. The four-fold penetrates the problems among the phenomenological technique and the metaphysical imaginative and prescient to reach at their middle and irreconcilable distinction. Heidegger's try and make the most of the fourfold to extrude theology from ontology presents the required interpretive impetus to revisit the novel and sometimes misunderstood metaphysics of St. Thomas, via such difficulties as aeviternity, non-being and tragedy.

“"I am ignorant of any earlier winning try to confront Heidegger's giant critique of metaphysics at such intensity and variety. Dr Smith-Gilson's belief of the four-fold intentional presupposition on the center of metaphysics is an unique belief of significant advantage and her paintings could be of gigantic curiosity to students of Heidegger, St Thomas, and good as to epistemologists and metaphysicians throughout a large spectrum."
- Prof. Juan Andrés Mercado, affiliate Professor of recent Philosophy, The Pontifical college of the Holy go, Rome, Italy.” –

“"This paintings offers a wanted voice to the still-true and nonetheless misunderstood pre-modern knowing of guy, international, being, and God. the place the sooner Thomistic revivals faced modernity by means of utilizing scholastic terminology to restate its imaginative and prescient, Dr. Smith-Gilson's paintings of retrieval confronts, on the maximum highbrow point, modernity and particularly its phenomenological presentation, with the phrases of philosophy simpliciter. This paintings is an apologia for the Thomistic imaginative and prescient of guy, God, and being which isn't itself apologetic or shielding. this can be a profound and tough paintings, yet one who richly rewards the reader who supplies himself to its meditation."
-- Herb E. Hartmann, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Catholic collage, GA, USA” –

“"The war of words among Classical and Heideggerian knowing of Being indicates Smith Gilson's really good capability to get into the brain of philosophers of alternative colleges of considering and getting to know their philosophical language. With nice stability, this e-book neither merges the 2 in a few facile reconciliation, nor makes Heidegger a straw guy with which to overcome modernity in desire of a thirteenth century theology, yet highlights the similarities and adjustments in their conceptual frameworks, with no getting caught in terminological equivocalness. The reader will locate in those wealthy and dense pages a valid and vast conversation among Heidegger's philosophical perspective and medieval metaphysics."
-- Prof. Francisco Fernández Labastida, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Italy” –

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