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    James of Viterbo and the Late Thirteenth-Century Debate Concerning the Reality of the Possibles.Mark D. Gossiaux - 2007 - Recherches de Theologie Et Philosophie Medievales 74 (2):483-522.
    This paper reconstructs the teaching of James of Viterbo on the ontological status of the possibles, and compares his position with those of Henry of Ghent and Godfrey of Fontaines. James holds that possibles are real only in a qualified sense, as objects of God’s power and knowledge. While James appears to have been influenced by Henry in his explanation of divine knowledge of creatures, in his analysis of the possibles he makes no use of Henry’s theory of esse essentiae, (...)
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    Lowe, E. J. The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time.Mark D. Gossiaux - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (1):159-160.
    Metaphysics is enjoying an increasing popularity among contemporary analytic philosophers. A fine contribution to this literature is E. J. Lowe’s The Possibility of Metaphysics. Lowe’s title calls to mind the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Rejecting the claim of traditional metaphysics to extend our knowledge of reality, Kant argued that metaphysics’ role is merely to provide an elaboration of the conceptual scheme used by the mind to represent objects. While not purporting to be an answer to Kant, Lowe’s book clearly (...)
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    Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas II.Mark D. Gossiaux - 2008 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (4):866-868.
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    Spade, Paul Vincent, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Ockham.Mark D. Gossiaux - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (3):651-652.
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    Thomas Aquinas and Giles of Rome on the Existence of God as Self-Evident.Mark D. Gossiaux - 2003 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 77 (1):57-79.
    Thomas Aquinas holds that the existence of God is self-evident in itself (because God’s essence is his existence) but not to us (since we do not know the divine essence). Giles of Rome agrees with the first part of Thomas’s claim, but he parts company with Aquinas by maintaining that God’s existence is self-evident to the wise. Since the wise can know that God is his existence, they cannot think of him as not existing. This paper reexamines Thomas’s teaching in (...)
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  6. The Cambridge Companion to Ockham. [REVIEW]Mark D. Gossiaux - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (3):651-651.
    William of Ockham is commonly regarded as one of the most important philosophers in the later medieval period. Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in Ockham’s thought, especially among analytically trained philosophers. This of course is not surprising, given the prominence of logical and semantic concerns in Ockham’s philosophy. For those wishing a philosophically rigorous introduction to Ockham’s thought this recent addition to the Cambridge Companion series should serve as a useful reference tool. The editor, Paul Spade, has brought (...)
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