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A Suggestion for the New York Times. And for the Author of the Gospel According to John

The New York Times has launched a new advertisement campaign, one installment of which culminates in the propositions that: The truth is hard. The truth is hard to find. The truth is hard to know. The truth is more important … Continue reading

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An Alternative to “Simultaneous” in the Logic of Priority and Posteriority

I am engaged in some thinking, surely elementary, about logical (or ontological) priority and posteriority and their analogy with temporal priority and posteriority. More specifically, I am thinking that, just as there is the one word, “simultaneous,” meaning “at the … Continue reading

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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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