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By Francisco Suárez, John P. Doyle

This isn't a full-on remark on Aristotle's Metaphysics within the similar means as Aquinas' is. Suarez is going via every one part asking a number of questions after which referring the reader again to correct sections of his Metaphysical Disputations.

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Vuillemim-Diem, Leiden: Brill, 1995; (5) St. Thomas Aquinas (In duodecim libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis Expositio, ed. Cathala [Taurini: Marietti, 1950]) commented on books I–XII. A check on authorities cited in the Summa Theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles shows what I counted as 458 citations of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, all of them from Books I–XII; cf. Leonine edition of the Opera omnia, vol. XVI, pp. e. Antonio Andreas] (In XII libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis Expositio)—in the Wadding edition of Scotus’s Opera omnia (Lugduni, 1639), tome IV—have only Books 1–12; (8) In the 15th century, John Argyropoulos (see in: Aristotelis castigatissime recognitum opus metaphysicum [Parisiis: Apud Henricum Stephanum, 1515]) has translated Books 1–12; (9) The 1562 edition of Aristotle with Averroes’ commentary (Averrois Commentaria et Introductiones in omnes libros Aristotelis cum eorum versione latina.

44; cf. -P. Migne, Patrologia Latina, Tomus I [Parisiis, 1844], col. 591C), who attributes this expression to Epicurus. 50 Ecclesiasticus 3, v. 22. 51 Cf. Alexander of Aphrodisias, In Aristotelis Metaphysica Commentaria, I, 2, ed. M. Hayduck, in Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca, I (Berolini: Typis et Impensis Georgii Reimeri, 1891), p. 17, l. 14–p. 18, l. 13. 52 Cf. 983a9–10. 53 Cf. 1177b33–34. 54 Cf. 1179a23–34. 55 Proverbs 25, v. 27. 56 Cf. DM 1, 1, vol. 25, pp. 2–12. Suárez’s answer here (cf.

Aristotle]. For he intends to conclude that this science is about things which are most of all true, because it discusses first causes and the principles of truth in other things. But what is the cause of truth in other things is itself most of all true, because each thing is most of all such which is the cause that other things be such. 31 But here it is said more explicitly that the cause must be such that it agree in name and concept with its effect. 34 And this is the way that almost all commentators (expositores)35 explain the /p.

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