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MUNOZ, CEFERINO P.D.. On the origin of the doctrine of degrees of abstraction: the polemic on the first object of knowledge in Cajetan and Trombetta. discus.filos [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.30, pp.125-138. ISSN 0124-6127.

The purpose of this work is to place the doctrine of the scientific degrees of abstraction in the Renaissance discussion between Cajetan and Trombetta around the controversy about whether the being is fi rst thing in the intellect. According to Trombetta, the fi rst thing caught will be the species specialissima and not the being. To prove this, the Franciscan author will formulate a series of objections that will force Thomas de Vio to answer them in a new field of discussion that will, to a certain extent, reform the understanding that had been held until that moment about the division of speculative sciences (mathematics, physics and metaphysics) by the Thomist way. Those who follow, and even those who criticize this classification, generally do not know or have not observed suffi ciently the context in which it was made. This fact is key to elucidate to what extent this theory is or is not faithful to Thomas Aquina’s thought.

Keywords : Cajetan; Trombetta; degrees of abstraction; first object known.

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