Courses Fall 2021

PT-PS-1310 Metaphysics

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • trans. P. Hurd
    A Pre-Socratics Reader
    Hackett
    0872203263
    $15.00
    Instructor Comment: This book will also be used in PT-PH-1301 Ancient Western Philosophy. Each man must have his own physical copy in class. Electronic versions are NOT acceptable. Used books are fine.
  • W. Norris Clarke, SJ
    The One and the Many: A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysics
    University of Notre Dame Press
    0-268037078
    $35.00
    Instructor Comment: Each man must have his own physical copy in class. Electronic versions are NOT acceptable. Used books are fine.
  • Aristotle, ed. R. McKeon
    Basic Works of Aristotle
    Modern Library
    ISBN: 978-0-375-75799-0
    $16.70
    Instructor Comment: This book will also be used in PT-PH-1301 Ancient Western Philosophy. Each man must have his own physical copy in class. Electronic versions are NOT acceptable. Used books are fine.

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Text Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Clarke, W.N., SJ. “The Immediate Creation of the Human Soul by God

Condic, S.B. and M.L. Condic, “Human Embryos, Human Beings: A Scientific and Philosophical Approach

Selner-Wright, Susan. Metaphysics: The One and the Many – Reading Guide.

Vater, Carl A. 2018. “The Role of the Virtus Formativa in St. Thomas Aquinas’s Account of Embryogenesis.” The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review 82 (1): 113–32.