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This introductory chapter of the book A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics discusses about the topics like the scientific status of ontology and metaphysics, the foundation of logical truths, the notions of essence and existence, the nature of material objects and their properties, the status of mathematical entities, which are still at the center of the current philosophical debate and are likely to excite philosophical minds for many years to come. The book reconstructs a particular phase in the long fortune of the Metaphysics by focusing on medieval reception of Aristotle's masterpiece. The aim in assembling the book is not only to provide readership with up-to-date information about medieval commentaries on Metaphysics and scholarly research they have given rise to but also to offer a rough guide to and a map of different philosophical issues that were raised and discussed when commenting on Aristotle's celebrated writing.

Keywords: Aristotle's Metaphysics; Latin Medieval Commentaries; mathematical entities; philosophical issues



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