Studia Neoaristotelica

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2009

A Journal of Analytic Scholasticism

Daniel Heider
Pages 99-110

The Nature of Suárez’s Metaphysics. Disputationes Metaphysicae and Their Main Systematic Strains
A Journal of Analytic Scholasticism

The paper presents seven basic features of Francisco Suárez’s metaphysics. They are as follows: “Univocalization” of the concept of being and transcendental properties, “reification” of the act-potency doctrine, “ontologization” of individuality, “conceptualization” of the Scotist perspective, “existential” character of the concept of being, “epistemologization” and “methodologization” of metaphysics. Whereas the first five are indicated as remaining in the preserve of the traditional scholastic philosophy, the last two are taken as portending the methodological priority of the subjective states of affairs of early modern “main-stream” philosophy.