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Ausgabe:

März/2015

Spalte:

266–267

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Pabst, Adrian

Titel/Untertitel:

Metaphysics. The Creation of Hierarchy. Foreword by J. Milbank.

Verlag:

Grand Rapids u. a.: Wm. B. Eerdmans 2012. XXXV, 521 S. = Interventions. Kart. US$ 55,00. ISBN 978-0-8028-6451-2.

Rezensent:

Eric E. Hall

In this book, Adrian Pabst has taken on an idea that has become something of a commonsense idea for all but a few post-enlightenment thinkers: that the individual substance manifests itself as the primary avenue through which to talk about the »real,« »being,« »ontology.« The book, thus, traces out the intellectual history of this contemporary tradition through the various, historical conceptualizations of the process, locus, and source of individuation and espouses a counter-possibility to our current tradition – one grounded in a Trinitarian Platonism or, rather, the classical metaphysical, Christian tradition.
To summarize some of the main ideas, P. argues that in modern (including most contemporary) »ontology,« the individual substance reins supreme. That is, ...


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