David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):203-224 (2004)
Boethius’s famous definition of “person” as naturae rationabilis individua substantia (an individual substance of a rational nature) is frequently cited without reference to the specific theological purpose of his formulation (an attempt to provide some clarification about the mysteries of Christ and the Trinity). This article elucidates some of the theological issues that required philosophical progress on the nature of “personhood.” It also considers some of the residual difficulties with the application of this definition to divine persons that have been raised by subsequent theologians such as Thomas Aquinas who are otherwise sympathetic to Boethius’s definition of person when applied to human beings
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gerald Gleeson (2004). Speaking of Persons, Human and Divine. Sophia 43 (1):45-60.
John Marenbon (2003). Boethius. Oxford University Press.
Robert Sokolowski (2003). The Revelation of the Holy Trinity: A Study in Personal Pronouns. In Ethics and Theological Disclosures: The Thought of Robert Sokolowski. Catholic Univ of America Pr
Linda Zagzebski (2001). The Uniqueness of Persons. Journal of Religious Ethics 29 (3):401 - 423.
Stanley Rudman (1997). Concepts of Person and Christian Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
Noel Harold Kaylor & Philip Edward Phillips (eds.) (2012). A Companion to Boethius in the Middle Ages. Brill.
C. H. Evelyn-White (1919). Boethius Boethius, The Theological Treatises, with an English Translation by H. F. Stewart, D.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and E. K. Rand, Ph.D., Professor of Latin in Harvard University. The Consolation of Philosophy, with the English Translation of 'L.T.' (1609). Loeb Classical Library. One Vol. Pp. Xiv + 420. London: William Heinemann, 1919. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 33 (7-8):160-163.
Jameson Taylor (2009). Beyond Nature. Review of Metaphysics 63 (2):415-454.
Gerard Casey, An Explication of the de Hebdomadibus of Boethius in the Light of St Thomas's Commentary.
Paulina Taboada, Kateryna Fedoryka Cuddeback & Patricia Donohue-White (eds.) (2002). Person, Society, and Value: Towards a Personalist Concept of Health. Kluwer Academic Pub..
John Magee (2010). On the Composition and Sources of Boethius Second Peri Hermeneias Commentary. Vivarium 48 (1-2):7-54.
Joseph L. Allen (1974). A Theological Approach to Moral Rights. Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1):119 - 141.
William F. Vallicella (2002). Incarnation and Identity. Philo 5 (1):84-93.
H. F. Stewart (1891/1974). Boethius: An Essay. B. Franklin.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads34 ( #112,824 of 1,790,118 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #199,033 of 1,790,118 )
How can I increase my downloads?