Aristotle’s God


Antonio Prevosti Monclús


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 68, Issue 157, 2019, pages 77-97




This paper presents the Aristotelian conception of the eternal and unmovable substance, first mover of the world, as the supreme God in his theology. Starting with the common concept of “a god” and the demonstrations of its existence in the Physics and the Metaphysics, the problem of the kind of causality it exerts is examined. It is sustained that both types of causality are implied, that is, efficient and final. After completing its characterization in accord with Metaphysics XII, some problems which are still open to debate among the interpreters of Aristotle, are briefly indicated.

Key words:

Aristotle, God, Metaphysics, Natural Theology.


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