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Selected Writings

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How persuasive is Wolfson’s winding chain of philosophical development? Nevertheless, they excelled most of all in the talent which is peculiarly metaphysical, the power to grasp abstract general principles and apply them consistently and systematically. One print copy may be made for personal use, but further reproduction and distribution of printed copies are prohibited without the permission of the author. In fact, if you look back in history, of all the great heresies which have confronted the Church, none were ever born in Latin-speaking communities.

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Further, as Matter exists as spherical Wave Motions of Space, matter is in perpetual motion / activity / change. Just as Heraclitus conceived time, so also for instance did Schopenhauer, who repeatedly says of it that in it every instant exists only in so far as it has annihilated the preceding one, its father, in order to be itself effaced equally quickly; that past and future are as unreal as any dream; that the present is only the dimensionless and unstable boundary between the two; that, however, like time, so space and again like the latter, so also everything that is simultaneously in space and time, has only a relative existence, only through and for the sake of a something else, of the same kind as itself, i.e., existing only under the same limitations read Selected Writings online. Sosa (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995), pp. 479-480 "Tree of Porphyry," in ibid., pp. 499-500 "Suárez," with E. Millán, in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed. Ted Honderich (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), p. 856 "Individuality and the Individuating Entity in Scotus’’s Ordinatio: An Ontological Characterization," in L online. The introduction of atomism certainly antedates the rise of the Ash‘arite school itself, despite the statement of Ibn Khaldun that al-Baqalani was responsible for the “introduction of the rational premises on which proofs or theories depend, such as the existence of atoms, the void, and the proposition that an accident does not inhere in another accident or endure for two moments.” [30] From the accounts of Islamic atomism contained in the earliest treatise on Islamic “schisms and heresies,” Maqalat al-Islamiyin, written by the founder of the Ash‘arite school himself, it appears that atomism had become firmly established in theological circles by the middle of the ninth century pdf.

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