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Aquinas’s Argument That Wisdom Is the Ruler of the Other Sciences. A Critical Assessment

0. This post is the fifth in a series dedicated to a sustained reading of and commentary upon Aquinas’s Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. In my post of July 16, 2017, “Aquinas’s Argument That One Science Must “Rule” the … Continue reading

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Aquinas on the First Principles 1

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” 0. This post is the fourth in a series dedicated to a sustained reading of and commentary upon Thomas … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Pluralism. An Appendix to “The Principle of Metaphysical Realism”

0. In my immediately previous post, “The Principle of Metaphysical Realism,” I presented said principle, that There is at least something. or that At least something exists. as “the utterly basic, and thus absolutely first, principle of metaphysics,” prior even … Continue reading

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The Principle of Metaphysical Realism

0. This post is the third in a series dedicated to a sustained reading of and commentary upon Aquinas’s Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. In the immediately previous post, I spelled out and then criticized one of the very … Continue reading

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Aquinas’s Argument That One Science Must “Rule” the Others. A Critical Assessment.

0. This post is the second in a series dedicated to a sustained reading of and commentary upon Aquinas’s Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. In my immediately previous post, I stated that this post would be focused upon the … Continue reading

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Reading Aquinas’s Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. Introduction

One of the greatest works in the history of metaphysics is the Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle of Thomas Aquinas. It is a work that I have longed for decades to read in the sustained and systematic way that … Continue reading

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Matthew Wright on Intelligent Aliens

One of my favorite blogs is Matthew Wright’s Matthew Wright. A post illustrating nicely why I enjoy what he writes is the “Are we so arrogant to suppose [intelligent] aliens will be like us?” appearing yesterday. In the present post … Continue reading

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