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K. Smith (London, 1950), p. 577. Cited by H. Weyl, op. cit, p. 65. 3 A. Einstein, Geometric und Erfahrung (Berlin, 1921). Cited by P. Hoenen, "De Philosophia Scholastica Cognitionis Geometricae," Gregorianum XDC (1938), 505. 4 See H. Weyl, op. , p. 62. 2 34 THOMAS AQUINAS mathematics was limited to some Euclidean geometry and arithmetic. An Arabian treatise on algebra was translated into Latin in the twelfth century by Robert of Chester, but St. 5 As for his philosophical views on mathematics, his interpreters are far from being in agreement.

30 THOMAS AQUINAS when he expressed it in his own essentialist terms. It is difficult, in any case, not to feel uneasy when reading Cajetan on this point. The impression is given that he has missed the significance of the meaning of esse in St. 31 But if it is in its own way a true analogy, a further inquiry is needed to determine how the concrete conception in such an analogy is formed and what sort of unity it has. It would carry us beyond the limits of the present paper to enter fully into these difficult problems.

But they imply that he rejects it as a true metaphysical analogy. See p. 13, note 19. Following Cajetan, John of St. Thomas rejected the analogy of inequality as analogy in the proper sense. See John of St. Thomas, Curs. Q. XIII, a. 3, ed. B. Reiser (Turin, 1930), I, pp. 482-484. Suarez denied its metaphysical character. See Disputationes Metaphysicae, Disp. 28, 3, n. 20 (Paris, 1877), XXVII, 20; Disp. 32, 2, n. 15, p. 323. 28 Op. , n. 6, p. 8; trans, pp. 12-13. Cajetan also uses this expression in his Commentary on the De Ente et Essentia, 2, q.

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