7th Lecture of the Series "ARISTOTLE TODAY". Tereza Pentzopoulou-Valala: Metaphysics and Theology in Aristotle, January 16, 2019, 19:00-21:00 (Thessaloniki Concert Hall)
METAPHYSICS AND THEOLOGY IN ARISTOTLE
Tereza Pentzopoulou-Valala, Correspendent Member of the Academy of Athens, Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
«Metaphysics and Theology in Aristotle»
Aristotle’s Metaphysics Lambda (book XII) is considered to offer Aristotle’s theology. Book XII, however, is not a theological treatise but more likely a metaphysical treatise, i.e., an inquiry in material and immaterial substances. Nevertheless, in the second part of the treatise, we have Aristotle’s account of the first principle, the Prime Unmoved Mover, an immaterial, separate eternal substance. Thus the first principle that moves the universe is God, pure intellect, everlasting actuality and eternal substantially. This section of Lambda justifies the characteristics of the Book XII as offering Aristotelian views on the problem of the existence of God.