Methaphysics (II)

2 hrs per week for 3rd Quarter (Open to lay students)

Aim of the Course

This course aims to further give students a firm basis in the Aristotelian-Thomistic metaphysics. Towards the end of the course, the students will find it easier to relate metaphysics with the cosmological study of mobile beings.

Course Content

This course probes deeper into the concept of being by treating the respective structures of act and potency, essence and existence, substance and accident, and cause and effect. Many of the principles of metaphysics learnt here would relate to the study of the structures of mobile beings in Cosmology, that is, the intrinsic principles (quantity, quality, space, time, place and motion); the constitution (matter and form, atomism and dynamism); as well as the efficient and final causes.


One and a half hours written examination.

Select Bibliography

CLARKE, W. Norris. Central Problems of Metaphysics, ed. Nemesio S Que. Manila:Ateneo de Manila University, 1995

DOUGHERTY, Kenneth F. Cosmology: An Introduction to the Thomistic Philosophy of Nature. New York: Graymoor Press, 1965

GILSON, Etienne. Being and Some Philosophers. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1952

Lecture Hours

2 hrs per week for 3rd Quarter (Open to lay students)


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