Metaphysical Disputations

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Metaphysical Disputations (Latin: Disputationes metaphysicae) is a 1597 work of philosophy by Francisco Suárez.


The Metaphysical Disputations is divided into fifty-four disputations that discuss every metaphysical issue known at the time.


As the first systematic and comprehensive work of metaphysics written in the West that is not a commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, the Metaphysical Disputations has a unique place in the history of philosophy. One of Suárez's most important works, it had an immediate and lasting influence, and affected the work of Scholastics in both Europe and Latin America, as well as modern philosophers such as René Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, Christian Wolff, and Arthur Schopenhauer.[1]



  1. ^ Gracia 1999. p. 884.


  • Gracia, Jorge J. E. (1999). Audi, Robert, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-63722-8.

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