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The Theory of Predication in Aquinas: Inherence or Identity?

In: Organon F, vol. 2022, no. 4
Petr Dvořák
Rok, strany: 2022, 406 - 426
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Copula; identity; predication; Thomas Aquinas; inherence.
Typ článku: Research Article
O článku:
The paper deals with Thomas Aquinas’s (1225–1274) theory of predication. Aquinas’s numerous works contain passages de- voted to the issue of how predication works, usually in various theological or philosophical contexts. Assuming Aquinas’s account of predication was sufficiently uniform in relation to essential and acci dental predications, there are several distinct interpretative models of predication possible in relation to the texts. They differ in ascribing different semantic roles to the copula. The first model sees the copula as expressing inherence of a form expressed by the predicate term in the entity denoted by the subject term. The second model interprets the copula as designating identity. The third model incorporates inherence with the fact that Aquinas combines predicative and existential functions of the copula. I argue that the identity model is closest to what Aquinas has in mind when speaking about predication as opposed to extensional truth conditions.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Dvořák, P. 2022. The Theory of Predication in Aquinas: Inherence or Identity?. In Organon F, vol. 2022, no.4, pp. 406-426. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2022.29401

Dvořák, P. (2022). The Theory of Predication in Aquinas: Inherence or Identity?. Organon F, 2022(4), 406-426. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2022.29401
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Publikované: 30. 11. 2022
Verejná licencia:
the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0)