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Thomas Aquinas


Stamatios Gerogiorgakis


Pages 562 - 565



Mereological considerations play an important role in the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). Aquinas distinguished various sorts of wholes and described their properties.




1Philosophy Department, University of Erfurt



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