Category Archives: Philosophy of Mathematics

Thomas Aquinas: Beyond Aristotle’s Aristotelian Conception of the Numerical

1. In the first lecture of his Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics* and in the course of an effort at distinguishing the science of physics from those of mathematics and metaphysics, Thomas Aquinas presents the well-known (at least within Aristotelian circles) … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of a Neo-Aristotelian Critique of the Aristotelian Philosophy of Mathematics

0. The purpose of the present post is to take a first step in spelling out the “neo-Aristotelian,” as its tagline characterizes it, point of view motivating this blog. First, the “Aristotelian” of the “neo-Aristotelian” remains apt, despite the “neo.” … Continue reading

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