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Ideas of Francisco Suárez, by Text

[Spanish, 1548 - 1617, Born in Spain. Taught at Coimbra from 1597 to 1616. A Jesuit. Died in Lisbon.]

1588 works
p.26 Only natural kinds and their members have real essences
p.56 The old 'influx' view of causation says it is a flow of accidental properties from A to B
1597 Disputationes metaphysicae
p.257 Substances are incomplete unless they have modes
15.1.7 p.562 Forms must rule over faculties and accidents, and are the source of action and unity
15.10.30 p.631 Partial forms of leaf and fruit are united in the whole form of the tree
15.10.64 p.561 The best support for substantial forms is the co-ordinated unity of a natural being
40.2.21 p.313 Other things could occupy the same location as an angel
40.4.16 p.539 We can get at the essential nature of 'quantity' by knowing bulk and extension
40.4.16 p.539 We only know essences through non-essential features, esp. those closest to the essence
7.1.17 p.255 There are entities, and then positive 'modes', modifying aspects outside the thing's essence
7.1.17 p.256 A mode determines the state and character of a quantity, without adding to it