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IRIZAR, Liliana Beatriz. Lawrence Dewan and the rediscovery of the centrality of form in metaphysics. Civilizar [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.14, pp.133-144. ISSN 1657-8953.

Lawrence Dewan's approach of Saint Thomas's Metaphysics differs from the traditional Thomistic analysis in some relevant aspects. In this paper I intend to show Dewan's main contribution, which is to have re-discovered the centrality of form in Metaphysics. This Canadian philosopher's interpretation is important in order to clarify the kinship between form and being and, consequently, to focus on Aquinas's Metaphysics and Theology correctly.

Keywords : Form; being; entity; divine causality; Philosophy of Being; Metaphysics; Lawrence Dewan; Thomas Aquinas.

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