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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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Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Mathematics

{Last revised May 31, 2017} Today’s post is one in a series, devoted for now to Thomas Nagel’s What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy,* a series constituting the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative presented to the … 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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Chastek and the Aristotelico-Thomistic Theory of Time. An Aristotelian Critique

0. In “Our contribution to motion and time,” his January 3, 2015, post to his blog, Just Thomism, James Chastek offers a brief statement of the Aristotelico-Thomistic understanding of time. Time is a sort of measure, and so presupposes some contribution … Continue reading

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The Simplest Options Possible in the Theory of Identity in Concise Statement

0. In the course of my continued reading and rereading Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., Reality. A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought,* it has occurred to me that the simplest options possible in the theory of identity are susceptible of very concise statement. … Continue reading

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