Juan José Herrera


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 72, Nº. 165, 2023, pages 97-138




Since its rediscovery in the first half of the 20th century, the ‘separatio’ as an intellectual operation typical of metaphysics in the thought of Thomas Aquinas has been the subject of very different interpretations. In fact, it is probably one of the most debated issues in the field of contemporary Thomism. Our work, which provides elements for an update of the status quaestionis, identifies three directions that the investigations on the Thomistic separatio have followed in recent years. We try to make known the main characteristics of these studies and leave some challenges for future analysis.

Key words:

Metaphysics, Separatio, Act of being, Immateriality, Thomism.


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