Juliana Peiró Pérez


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 71, Issue 164, 2022, pages 437-454




This article introduces a metaphysical interpretation of saint Thomas Aquinas’s First Way, according to which this argument is in itself sufficient to conclude the existence of a First Cause of being, that is also Pure Actuality. This interpretation is based on the idea that the hierarchical chain of moved movers that leads to the First Unmoved Mover should be explained in a way that goes from more particular and less fundamental modes of actuality to more universal and fundamental ones, until the ultimate actuality of being is reached.

Key words:

transcendental participation, Platonism, abandonment of the mental limit,
Thomistic doctrine of creation.


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