The last philosophical science to be tackled in the traditional order of learning is the science of metaphysics.  This most difficult and most noble philosophical science studies not only the first principles of thought and all of created reality, but also the uncreated first Cause, namely, God Himself.  In this course we shall endeavor to follow in the footsteps of the two greatest metaphysical masters of all time, Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas.


Course starts Friday, October 8th, 2021, at 5:30pm Pacific (8:30pm Eastern), and continue for EIGHT consecutive Fridays.

NO CLASS on Friday, October 29th and Friday, November 26th

The required texts for the course are Aristotle's Metaphysics and St. Thomas Aquinas's On Being and Essence.  Suggested secondary texts are Etienne Gilson's Christian Philosophy: An Introduction and Josef Pieper's The Silence of St. Thomas.

About Instructor

David Arias

Dr. David Arias is a professor of philosophy at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, NE. Prior to coming to Nebraska, Dr. Arias taught philosophy, theology, natural science, mathematics, literature, and various other subjects for eleven years at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA. Dr. Arias has published in both scholarly and popular venues. His main areas of scholarly interest are natural philosophy and metaphysics. On a more personal note, Dr. Arias is happily married to Jennaya Arias and together they are the blessed parents of thirteen children (nine boys and four girls).

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  • Course Certificate