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Explorations in Metaphysics: Being-God-Person

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This collection of essays is a compilation of the thought and work of W. Norris Clarke, a philosopher inspired by the Thomistic tradition. Each essay offers arguments built on the points made in previous ones as they address the themes of the metaphyics of reality and the philosophy of God.
ebook, 229 pages
Published 1996 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published January 20th 1994)
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Jonathan Platter
In this book, W. Norris Clarke has collected essays over a 40-year span of work in Thomistic metaphysics. They represent his efforts both to interpret, and to creatively retrieve (or complete, in some cases) the metaphysical system of Thomas Aquinas.

Some essays have slight revisions from their original form, and in those cases Clarke either notes at the point where there is a change or he appends a new section at the end with an alert to the reader that the following section is a new addition or
Eric Lee
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Simply outstanding collection of essays by this brilliant mind. And, to boot, a few of the essays have been slightly updated to reflect Clarke's more mature positions based on the dialogue that ensued with other people who sharpened his argument.
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A native New Yorker, Father Clarke was born in 1915 and attended Loyola High School. He graduated, enrolled at Georgetown University in 1931 and entered the Society of Jesus two years later. His deepening interest in Thomist philosophy was developed at College St. Louis in England in 1936. He continued his studies at Fordham, earning a master’s in philosophy in 1939. He earned his doctorate from C ...more
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