By Francisco Suárez, John P. Doyle
This isn't a full-on statement on Aristotle's Metaphysics within the similar approach as Aquinas' is. Suarez is going via each one part asking a number of questions after which referring the reader again to correct sections of his Metaphysical Disputations.
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They act,” he says, “just as untrained men do in a ﬁght. For when they rush in all directions, they very often cause remarkable wounds, but they do not act from art. ”71 32 Francisco Suárez: A Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics Chapters Five and Six About the Same Thing Question 1. A special question can be treated in connection with these chapters about the opinion of Plato, since that is most famous—namely, whether he posited Ideas in the way that Aristotle attributed to him? Again, [understood] in that sense, is he rightly opposed by Aristotle, especially since in this place, Chapter 6,72 Aristotle concludes that he [Plato] removed efﬁcacy from the Ideas, by positing them as immobile?
20 Cf. DM 1, 6, n. 15, vol. 25, p. 57. , pp. 53–64. 22 DM 1, 5, vol. 25, pp. 37–53. 23 DM 1, 2, vol. 25, pp. 12–22. 24 DM 1, 5, vol. 25, pp. 37–53. 25 Ibid. nn. 16–23, pp. 41–3. , n. 26, p. 44. , n. 30, pp. 45–6. , nn. 39–42, pp. 48–9. 29 Cf. nn. 34–7, pp. 47–8. 30 DM 1, 4, nn. 1–3, vol. 25, p. 26. , 5, nn. 1–2, p. 37. 32 DM 1, 5, nn. 3–4, pp. 37–8. 33 Cf. nn. 44–52, pp. 50–53. 34 Cf. DM 1, 5, pp. ” 35 Cf. DM 1, 4, nn. 6–12, vol. 25, pp. 27–8. 36 Cf. nn. 9–12, p. 28. 37 n. 13, p. 29. The “order of teaching” (ordo doctrinae) is something which Suárez mentions frequently throughout his works.
Chapter Three About Various Opinions of the Ancient Philosophers Regarding the Principles of Things Question 1. How many causes are there of natural things? 60 Question 2. What were the opinions of the ancients with regard to the principles of things? ibid. 61 Question 3. Whether the same thing can move itself? ”63 This will be explained at the end of the mentioned Section. Question 4. Whether it is evident that the order of this universe is not by chance, but rather that it is established by the intention64 of some agent?
A Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics: A Most Ample Index to the Metaphysics of Aristotle: Index Locupletissimus in Metaphysicam Aristotelis by Francisco Suárez, John P. Doyle