Toronto, Canada: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1949. First Edition. Octavo. Item #019983
Being and Some Philosophers is a testament to the persistence of those concerns and an important landmark in the history of the question of being. This book presents the ways in which being is translated across history, from unity in Plato and substance in Aristotle to essence in Avicenna and the act of existence in Aquinas. It examines the vicissitudes of essence and existence in Suarez and Christian Wolff, in Hegel and Kierkegaard, in order to uncover the metaphysical and existential foundations of modern thought. 219pp., bound in black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, A very good copy in good pale blue dust jacket printed in dark blue, wit few small chips and damp stain to lower edge of front and rear panel.