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By Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte, Otávio Bueno

This finished selection of unique essays written through a global staff of students addresses the primary issues in Latin American philosophy.Represents the main complete survey of historic and modern Latin American philosophy to be had todayComprises a specifically commissioned selection of essays, a lot of them written by means of Latin American authorsExamines the heritage of Latin American philosophy and its present matters, strains the advance of the self-discipline, and provides biographical sketches of key Latin American thinkersShowcases the range of techniques, matters, and kinds that symbolize the sector

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Arg. i v ] . Gregory, also, in his commentary on Ezechiel says % % : " N o matter howfar our mind may have 15 DUNS SCOTUS mens nostra i n contemplatione profecerit Dei, non ad illud quod ipse est, sed ad illud quod sub ipso est attingit. Contra : v Metaphysicae * : Metaphysica est theologia de Deo et circa divina principaliter, ergo etc. E t i n actu ejus,f scilicet i n consideratione actuali substantiarum separatarum ponit felicitatem humanam. ** Patet etiam quod nullas negationes cognoscimus de Deo nisi per affirmationes per quas removemus alia incompossibilia ab illis affirmationibus.

I, j where he says : "First it is necessary to determine with what [Prior Analytics] is concerned and what it has to do. I t is concerned with demonstration and has to do with the demonstrative branch of learning, that is with the general science of demonstrating or syllogising". Hence, "concerned w i t h " denotes properly the circumstance of the final cause just as much as it does that of the material cause. Wherefore, metaphysics is concerned with the highest causes as its end. I n knowing them, metaphysical science attains its goal.

Again, according to Metaphysics, bk. i i % : "As the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is our intellect to the things which are by nature most evident" But if it is impossible to know such things, it is impossible to know God. [Arg. in]. Also, according to Physics, bk. i * * : "The infinite as infinite is unknowable". And according to the Metaphysics, bk, ii f f : " I t is not possible to know an infinite [number] of things". Therefore, neither can the Infinite Being be known, since an infinite number and an Infinite Being would seem to be equally disproportionate to our intellect; for an Infinite Being exceeds the powers of our intellect in the same measure as, or certainly to no less a degree than, does the infinite in number.

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