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  • The Chorus therefore says, _Ubi contingit eundem et Justitiæ et Diis esse addictum, exitiale semper malum esse_; or, as the learned Hemsterheuyse has more fully and more elegantly expressed, it, _Ubi_, id est, _in quo_, vel

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Lady Portmore's strength of purpose had given way, on the defalcation of one of her corps dramatique, who had been summoned home suddenly, and Harry Lorimer was established as Paul Pry in esse, and Lord Teviot in posse, at Portsdown.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • The being created first by God is clearly not esse existentiae, but esse essentiae, called esse latissimum, esse communissimum, and esse largissimo modo acceptum in q. 3 of Quodl.

    Hitler's Angel (A Meta Christmas Carol)

  • The real but initially hidden starting point for Bonaventure's ontological argument in the Journey is the notion of esse purissimum, taken not subjectively as existing as a concept in a human mind, but in its objective meaning, [63] that is, as signifying a certain kind of quiddity or essence.


  • In fact Dietrich divides his treatise into two parts, devoting the first part to an analysis of the key metaphysical terms esse, ens, entitas, quid, and quiditas.

    Dietrich of Freiberg

  • In particular, he had no room for the notion of esse essentiae and hence no room either for a realm of the purely possible, as Avicenna conceived essences in se to be.


  • And Thomas says, the substances are a composition of "esse" and "quod est".


  • In the Aristotelian tradition, "quod est" is the form which makes the individual thing what it is, for example, the form of human makes us human beings, and what is then "esse"?


  • In this context the "esse" seems to mean the special material which receives the form.


  • But nothing of this applies to the materialist; he refers to the very same facts, of which the common language of mankind speaks: and these too are facts that have their sole and entire being in our own consciousness; facts, as to which 'esse' and 'conscire' are identical.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1


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