Milcarek Paweł
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Paweł Milcarek

Characteristic elements of Averroes’ metaphysics in the Latin version of his commentary to Aristotle’s Metaphysics Z

  • language: Polish


Averroes and Aquinas have different manners to solve the question of subject. For Averroes the subject is a particular ‘carrier’ of universal nature. For Aquinas it is an essential subject for accidental features.

Both metaphysics are based on Aristotle’s texts. Averroes preferred the latest stage of Stagirite’s thought, from Metaphysica Z, with forma-quidditas as “prima substantia”. However Aquinas preferred early Aristotle from Cathegoriae, with individual being as primary substance.