By Francisco Suárez, John P. Doyle

This isn't a full-on remark on Aristotle's Metaphysics within the related manner 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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Some, therefore, think that Aristotle used the word, “perhaps,” because he did not think that the heavens had matter. But it can be more simply said that he used it because he did think they had matter but not with as much certainty as he thought that about other natural things. Or indeed he used it because the matter of the heavens is of a different kind. However, I think it more true to say that there is no mystery in that word, but it is Aristotle’s custom to speak this way out of modesty when he is not explicitly discussing something.

F. F. Hugonis Cavelli Hiberni. F. Mauritii de Portu Hiberni; Expositio, Lib. F. Ioannis Duns Scoti, Opera omnia, quae hucusque reperiri potuerunt, collecta, recognita, notis, scholiis, et commentariis illustrata, a PP. Hibernis, Collegii Romani S. Isidori Professoribus (Lugduni: Sumptibus Laurentii Durand, 1639), Tomus IV, p. 65b. On Antonio Andreas as author of the Expositio here, cf. E. Gilson, Jean Duns Scot: Introduction à ses positions fondamentales (Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. 674. 33 Suárez has explained the difference between formal and objective concepts as follows: “First, we must presuppose the common distinction between a formal and an objective concept.

48 Cf. 982b32–983a2. 49 For this, see Minucius Felix, Octavius 13, 1 (ed. B. G. Teubner, 1982] p. 10) who in the place cites Socrates. Also see Tertullian, Ad nationes libri duo II, 4, 15 (ed. P. J. Brill] p. 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.

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