According to the Thomistic picture, individual created beings are compositions of essence and existential act (esse). The essence stands as potency to the esse which actuates it, resulting in an existing substance. In a paper I am working on and … Continue reading Are the Existential Acts of Created Beings Pure Act?
The question of what existence is/means is a controversial one in philosophy. In the last few centuries, the debate has largely centered around the question of whether existence is a predicate or property, especially in relation to ontological arguments for … Continue reading What is Existence? Aquinas’s Argument for Existence as Act