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Things Looking Up for Philosophy Majors

Things are looking up for philosophy majors, at least in the Burlington, Massachusetts, area, if the following “Indeed Job Alert” to which my attention was drawn this morning is any sign: Philosophy Specialist – Burlington MA Coty Inc. 12 reviews … Continue reading

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Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Science

(Last Revised May 18, 2017} In today’s post, I begin our systematic engagement with Thomas Nagel’s What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy,* the first step in the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative introduced in “Announcing the … Continue reading

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Religious Faith and Scientific Faith

In his March 24, 2016, post, “Contra Pinker on religion,” to his blog, Just Thomism, James Chastek tells us that the faith he sees operative in the acceptance of scientific doctrine by the “great majority of persons” who accept scientific doctrine … Continue reading

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Universals in Feser’s The Last Superstitution. A Neo-Aristotelian Alternative to Realism in the Theory of Universals

1. As I noted in the immediately previous post, the “Feser on Faith in The Last Superstition 1: Pure Reason and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ” of January 16, 2015, I foresee that the second post in the series I am … Continue reading

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Garrigou-Lagrange and the Matter of Infinite Causal Regress

0. In “Two Questions re Thomistic Metaphysics. A Plea for Their Answers,” my post of June 4, 2014, I noted: I am in the process of preparing myself, and hardly for the first time, for an effort at coming to a … Continue reading

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The Physicalism of David Papineau: A First Impression

1. Following a link provided in an April 9th, 20103, post, “KCL’s David Papineau Interviewed…,” in Leiter Reports: A Philosophical Blog, I found myself reading Richard Marshall’s 3am Magazine interview of David Papineau. This was, I blush to admit, the … Continue reading

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