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"THE PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEM ..." Xavier Zubiri






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"CHRISTIANITY" Xavier Zubiri






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"THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS..." Xavier Zubiri






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"FIVE PHILOSOPHY LECTURES" Xavier Zubiri






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"SPACE. TIME. MATTER" Xavier Zubiri






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"ON MAN" Xavier Zubiri






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CHRIST THE FUNDAMENT
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (Jn 14:6)
"I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth." (Jn 14:16)

The Magisterium of the Catholic Church is the activation of the deposit of faith in Christ for all of human history. Understanding it is essential. It proclaims the truth of the reality of Christ as Incarnate God. His reality does not depend on anyone thinking or imagining it as real. And Christ is the Trinity in action.

Catholic philosophy is nothing but wisdom. The pursuit of real truth. It is a response to the most radical interior call for true and authentic human living at all levels, and without compromise. This is accomplished by those who accept the announcement of the truth of Christ as God Incarnate, which the Magisterium of the Catholic Church teaches in obedience to the personal commands given by Him to His Apostles. The Church is Christ. The fountain from which we receive the strength and understanding to configure Him in our lives. And He is with us always in the reality of the Eucharist. Because He designed it.

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Catechesis is the teaching of realities and these fundament philosophical thinking.
“No. 49. The Church has no philosophy of her own nor does she canonize any one particular philosophy in preference to others.[54]” (John Paul II, Encyclical Faith and Reason, 1998)
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[54] Cf. Pius XII, Encyclical Letter Humani Generis (1950).
“No. 30. However, even in these fundamental questions, we may clothe our philosophy in a more convenient and richer dress, make it more vigorous with a more effective terminology, divest it of certain scholastic aids found less useful, prudently enrich it with the fruits of progress of the human mind. But never may we overthrow it, or contaminate it with false principles, or regard it as a great, but obsolete, relic.

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“Metaphysics and the metaphysical is not something that is just there, it has to be made.” (Xavier Zubiri, The Fundamental Problems of Western Metaphysics, tr. J. A. Redondo, p. 32)

“The History of Philosophy will be taken as that which reveals the internal structure, the inner core of transcendentality as such.” (Ibid., p. 37)

“This discussion with scholasticism about the idea of the transcendental leads to a decisive conclusion, namely that it is necessary to distinguish not only between being (ente) and ‘to be’, but also between reality, being (ente) and ‘to be’ (ser). ‘Reality’ is not a type of ‘to be’, but rather {413} is the thing as an ‘of itself’ (de suyo); it is simply the real thing. ‘To be’ is a ‘further’ act of that which is already real in re. ‘Being’ is that which is already real insofar as it ‘is’. As a consequence, the transcendental order is not the order of objectuality; neither is it the order of the entity (ordo entis ut sic); neither is it the order of ‘to be’, but rather it is the order of reality, ordo realitatis ut sic. This does not hinder us, when it is not a question of employing these terms in their most formal acceptation, from continuing to use the words being, entitative, etc.; this is what we have been doing all through this study. It should, however, be clearly understood that, speaking formally, they are only further moments of the real. Once this has been understood, nothing prevents us from looking at the structure of our languages, in which those terms or words are many times unavoidable.” (Xavier Zubiri, On Essence, tr. R. Caponigri, Cath. Univ. Press, 1980, p. 374)

“The identification of what is real with being is an important consequence of the acceptance of Greek philosophy. It is what I have termed the entification of reality: things are not entities unless they have being. Now, to be is always but an ulterior act of the real. Whatsoever a being may be, it is always and only being ‘of’ the real. Ulteriority is the precise meaning of this ‘of’. Therefore, reality and entity are not formally identical. Prior to being entities, and precisely in order to be able to be so, things begin by being real. The fundament of being is reality. And this is still more true, if it is fitting, when we are dealing with the reality of God. God is not the subsistent being, is not the supreme being, not even when festooned with the attribute of infinitude. God is not a divine entity, He is supreme reality. The important assumption common to St. Thomas and Duns Scotus, to which I referred above, is just the entification of reality and, therefore, the identification of God with the supreme entity. No. God is beyond being. God has no being; only worldly things have being, which by virtue of ‘already’ being real, ‘are’ in the world. As fundament of the power of the real God would formally be supreme reality that is ultimate, possibilitating and impelling.” (Xavier Zubiri, Man and God, tr. J. A. Redondo, p. 131)


This site presents an English version of the trilogy on God by the Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri (1898-1983). Its formal title is The Theological Problem of Man.
1. Man and God (4th Edition, 1988).
2. The Philosophical Problem of the History of Religions (1993).
3. Christianity (1997).

This site will also present an English translation of the following Zubiri works.
1. The Fundamental Problems of Western Metaphysics (1994).
2. Five Philosophy Lectures (3rd Edition, 5th Printing, 1994).
3. Space. Time. Matter (1996).
4. Excerpts from On Man, (1986). Birth. The Irreal. Death. Conclusion. Contents.
5. "Man and his body", an article from 1973.

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NOTES

10/23/2008 — Article of 1973 "Man and his body" uploaded to list.
10/18/2008 — Translator's Introduction to The Fundamental Problems of Western Metaphysics uploaded.
March 2006 — Excerpts from On Man, uploaded.
11/8/05 — An article uploaded to "Ecumenism".
07/24/05 — A new file entitled "Contents Expanded" has been added to all the finished books and placed after the "Contents" file.


(4/16/04)— Please use the LINK to the Xavier Zubiri Foundation of North America to access the following Zubiri works.

In English:
1. Nature, History, God (1942, tr. 1981) [Naturaleza, historia, Dios]
2. On Essence (1962, tr. 1982) [Sobre la esencia]
3. "The Origin of Man" (1964, tr. 1967) [El origen del hombre]
4. Sentient Intelligence (1980, tr. 1997) [Inteligencia sentiente]
5. "Theological Reflections on the Eucharist" (1981, tr. 1985) [Reflexiones teológicas sobre la Eucaristía]

In Spanish:
1. Naturaleza, Historia, Dios (First 1942, 6th. 1974)
2. El hombre realidad personal (1963)
3. El origen del hombre (1964)
4. Notas sobre la inteligencia humana (1966-1967)
5. La dimensión histórica del ser humano (1973)
6. El hombre y su cuerpo (1974)
7. El problema teologal del hombre (1975)
8. El concepto descriptivo del tiempo (1976)
9. Respectividad de lo real (1979)
10. Prólogo a la traducción norteamericana de "Naturaleza, Historia, Dios" (1981)
11. Reflexiones teológicas sobre la Eucaristía (1981)
12. ¿Qué es investigar? (1982)






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