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Coming to Be Toward a Thomistic-Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Becoming

by James W. Felt

  • ISBN: 9780791448090
  • ISBN10: 0791448096

Coming to Be Toward a Thomistic-Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Becoming

by James W. Felt

  • List Price: $48.50
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780791448090
  • ISBN10: 0791448096
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Description: Preface 1. Sketch of the Project 1.1 Development in Philosophy 1.2 Strengths of Thomas's Metaphysics 1.3 Weaknesses of Thomas's Metaphysics 1.4 Strengths of Whitehead's Metaphysics 1.5 Weaknesses of Whitehead's Metaphysics 1.6 General Contours of a Revised Metaphysics 2. Metaphysics and Experience 2.1 Metaphysics as Making Sense of Experience 2.2 Some Main Characteristics of Experience 3. Descriptive Model of a Primary Being 3.1 Names and Norms 3.2 The Fundamental Character of a Primary Being 3.3 What to Take and to Leave from Thomas 3.4 What to Take and to Leave from Whitehead 4. Metaphysical Model of a Primary Being 4.1 Some Metaphysical Characteristics of a Primary Being 4.2 The Time of a Primary Being 4.3 Conclusion 5. Thomistic and Whiteheadian Accounts of Coming to Be 5.1 The Thomistic and Whiteheadian Accounts of Coming to Be 5.2 The Whiteheadian Account of Coming o Be 6. A Revised Account of Coming to Be 6.1 Aim and First Assumptions 6.2 The Activity ( Agere ) of a Primary Being 6.3 The Interactions of Primary Beings 6.4 Coming into Being ( Fieri ) 7. Evaluation and Prospects 7.1 The Primary Being and Human Experience 7.2 The Primary Being and Thomistic Ontology 7.3 The Consistency of the Theory of Primary Beings 7.4 Requirements for Further Development 7.5 Some Applications to Theology 7.6 Conclusion References Index
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