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Thomistic Philosophy
Straightforward expandable/collapsible outlines of
basic Aristotelian & Thomistic ideas:

Metaphysics

Being
Basic divisions of Real vs. Mental Being.

Act and Potency
That which perfects vs. the capacity for perfection.

Essence and Existence
What a thing is vs. whether it exists.

Principles
What is a Principle? The Four Supreme Principles.

Substance and Accident [New]
That which exists in itself vs. in another.

10 Categories of Being
Substance, Quantity, Quality, Relation, Action, Passion, Time, Place, Posture, Habiliment.

Form and Matter
Substantial Form vs. Accidental Form, First Matter vs. Second Matter.

Cause and Effect
The Four Causes: Material Cause, Formal Cause, Efficient Cause, Final Cause.

Good and Evil
Ontological, Natural, Moral Perfection vs. Imperfection.

Transcendentals
Being, Unity, Truth, Goodness, Thing, Something ... and Beauty?


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