The Constitution of Created Composite Being in Liber de Summo Bono, (Book IV, Tract II, 1-8), of Ulrich of Strasbourg, O.P.: Philosophical Study and Text
Date of Award
Dissertation - Restricted
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
My dissertation attempts to combine an introductory investigation of Ulrich of Strasbourg's doctrine concerning the constitution of created, composite being with some effort to determine textual and doctrinal lines of dependence between Albert the teacher and Ulrich the disciple. This goal made the preparation of that portion of Liber de Summo Bono (Book IV, Tract II, 1-8) imperative. And, at the same time, this work imposed certain limitations on the scope of the dissertation. It was impossible to compare (except in one instance) the thought of Ulrich and St. Albert with their confrere , Thomas Aquinas. Moreover, the development of the Albertinian tradition beyond Ulrich of Strasbourg has had to be left for later study. The dissertation, then remains centered on Ulrich whom Van Steenberghen described as "le premier anneau de la chaine ne oplationicienne qui relie Albert le Grand a Nicolas de Cuse... "