The quantity addresses the old context of Henry, e.g. his writings and his participation within the occasions of 1277; examines Henrys theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; and stories Henrys impact on John Duns Scotus and Pico della Mirandola.
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On the basis of five well selected cases it can be shown that Henry of Ghent’s later teaching related to the condemnations and censures of March is characteristically nuanced. Without pretending to cover, by these five analyses, all Henry has to say in every respect about the events of March , these five test cases are not without consequences for the understanding of Henry’s overall thought regarding these events. A. 28 There is however one passage in Thomas’s works where something of a new perspective becomes visible.
Porro are less affirmative: Jean Paulus, “Les disputes d’Henri de Gand et Gilles de Rome sur la distinction de l’essence et de l’existence”, Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen âge, – (–), pp. –, especially p. ; José Gómez Caffarena, Ser participado y ser subsistente en la metafisica de Enrique de Gante (Analecta Gregoriana, ; Roma, ), p. , n. ; Pasquale Porro, “Possibilità ed ‘esse essentiae’ in Enrico di Gand”, in Henry of Ghent. Proceedings of the International Colloquium on the Occasion of the th Anniversary of his Death (), ed.
28 There is however one passage in Thomas’s works where something of a new perspective becomes visible. In his Quodlibet II, q. , a. , Thomas admits the existence of a principle of individuation which is still immaterial and yet distinct from the essence as such. True, in spiritual substances their essence ensures their separation from all other substances. 29 His thorough integration of Avicenna seems to have helped Henry to develop considerably this timid way of reckoning with individualizing “accidents” in the realm of the immaterial.
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