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By Francisco Suárez, John P. Doyle

This isn't a full-on statement on Aristotle's Metaphysics within the related manner as Aquinas' is. Suarez is going via each one part asking a couple of questions after which referring the reader again to proper sections of his Metaphysical Disputations.

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34–6. 41 Cf. 982b11–13. For the same thought, cf. Plato, Theatetus 155D. 13 Metaphysics Book I 42 35 Cf. 982b17– 18. 43 Cf. Suárez, Commentaria ac disputationes in tertiam partem D. Thomae, scilicet, opus de Incarnatione, III, q. 15, a. 8, in Opera, vol. 18, pp. 213–214. 982b21– 32. 45 Cf. 982b30. 46 Cf. In 12 libros Metaphys. I, c. 2, lect. 3, Cathala nos. 61–3. 47 On this supposed, but really non-existent, translation by Boethius, cf. Gudrun Vuillemin-Diem, Praefatio Wilhelm von Moerbekes Übersetzung der Aristotelischen Metaphysik, in Metaphysica, Lib.

It may be noted only that in this place Aristotle confirms what in the fourth opinion in the preceding chapter he said about mind and the maker of the world. And, giving a most beautiful example, he at once praises and blames the ancient philosophers who had known that truth. “They act,” he says, “just as untrained men do in a fight. For when they rush in all directions, they very often cause remarkable wounds, but they do not act from art. ”71 32 Francisco Suárez: A Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics Chapters Five and Six About the Same Thing Question 1.

Second, are those things true which Aristotle says in Chapter 778 about numbers and magnitudes? 80 However, I think that the first question should be omitted, (1) because those opinions of the ancient philosophers as they are treated by Aristotle are now antiquated and completely rejected by philosophy, and (2) because in his arguments Aristotle (Philosophus) has mentioned nothing which can bring any benefit for knowing other things. Accordingly, I think it useless to spend time in either explaining or defending those arguments.

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