The metaphysical or ontological principle of intensive act of being (esse as actus essendi, esse in the strong and proper sense, the actuality of all acts and the. ÉTIENNE GILSON AND THE ACTUS ESSENDI. Lawrence Dewan, o.p.. Introduction. Étienne Gilson1 rightly focused attention on Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of. Critical Foundation of the Actus Essendi Between Metaphysics and Christian Thinking in the Margins of Ontological Analysis in the Subjective Proposed by PP .

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Actus Essendi: The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Osnovna je teza da razlika U tekstu se brani teza da je za dokazivanje realne razlike U tekstu se brani teza da je essrndi dokazivanje realne razlike neophodno prethodno pretpostaviti postojanje ipsum esse subsistensa, odnosno Boga. Razlika esse—essentia u Sumi protiv pagana, II 52— Canals interprets the Thomistic theory of knowledge in the light of the statement, taken from Cajetanus, according to which “understanding is a certain Immaterial being is the being of the knower qua knower.

El ser inmeterial es el ser del cognoscente en cuanto cognoscente. Esse as Virtus Essendi.


Bonum is a primitive notion that is known in the very act of experiencing desire or appetite. Moreover, this operari is always for the sake of an end omne agens agit propter finem and at the same time is always for the sake exsendi the suppositum that acts.

In short, ens is always in action, and it acts in order to reach its own fulfillment or for spiritual beings happiness.

The fact can be established by simple recognition; the purpose of this paper, however, is to discover the metaphysical foundation for the tendency to self-fulfillment. I will show that a metaphysics based on a conception of actus essendi as an intensive act, or—as the title suggests—as a virtus essendi that is the source of all the proper perfections of an individual substance suppositumprovides the basis for an answer to this problem. The actus essendi, the radical and original act of a substance, is composed and co-created with a radical potency that I will call essentia ut potentia essendi, which determines, limits, and measures the actus essendi.

Since the actus essendi is act, which is by nature generous, fecund, and expansive, it cannot be completely contained by the essence.

Lawrence Dewan, Gilson and the actus essendi – PhilPapers

Therefore, it tends to flow forth, first in a necessary way into the esse of the substance and the accidentia propria, and then into operari, which constitutes its final expansion. Hence, there is a profound communion between esse and agere, for it is precisely the expansiveness of the actus essendi that explains the tendency of ens to act for its self-fulfillment: Essence and Existence 2 inside Aletheia 1 2.


Fabro e Gilson e la conoscenza dell’actus essendi.

The two philosophers share a common essenei in their refusal of essentialism and in The two philosophers share a common background in their refusal of essentialism and in their defense of a real distinction between actus essendi and essentia.

However, Gilson confuses actus essendi with existentia, whereas Fabro gives a more perspicuous interpretation of actus essendi. Yet Gilson’s analysis of existential judgement seems to provide a good proof to the thesis of real distinction and can be conciliated with Fabro’s interpretation. Ads help cover our server costs. Actuss me on this computer.

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