System: A New Category of Being?

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780823229284
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236671 | DOI:
System: A New Category of Being?

Show Summary Details


This chapter addresses the basic problem of how to do justice to the reality of system and order as a single immanent unity in many substances at once. No Aristotelian or Thomistic type of accident could fit the bill because the latter are always multiplied by their multiple foundations. The chapter concludes that the basic categories of being would be expanded to three: substance, individual accident, and system.

Keywords: system; Aristotelian accident; Thomistic accident; substance; individual accident

Chapter.  3749 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Fordham University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.