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Feser on Faith in The Last Superstition 1: Pure Reason and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

1. I first read Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition* a few years ago, as part of an earlier effort at understanding Thomas Aquinas’s attempts at proving the existence of God. Then, however, for a variety of reasons, I relegated that … 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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Two Questions re Thomistic Metaphysics. A Plea for Their Answers

0. Introduction. I am in the process of preparing myself, and hardly for the first time, for an effort at coming to a determination of whether the arguments for the existence of God set forth by Thomas Aquinas in the … Continue reading

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Back to After Aristotle

Over the past weeks and months life has placed some obstacles, not at all dangerous, but quite demanding, in front of my devoting the kind of time and effort to After Aristotle that a properly run blog requires. Those obstacles … Continue reading

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A Note on Metaphysics, in Partial Response to Peter Hacker’s “Why Study Philosophy?”

0. In “Why study philosophy?,” a note posted to his Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog, Brian Leiter points us to an article, also bearing the title, “Why Study Philosophy,” posted at iai news* and written by Peter Hacker, Emeritus research … Continue reading

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Theories of Knowledge and Theories of (Linguistic) Representation in Parallel Outline 3

0. In the previous posts in this series, conveniently listed in the one immediately preceding this one, I have spelled out parallel sets of defining theses of some fundamental theories of knowledge, on the one hand, and theories of, first, … Continue reading

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Theories of Knowledge and Theories of (Linguistic) Representation in Parallel Outline 2

0. In my post of December 30, 2013, “Theories of Knowledge and Theories of Linguistic Representation in Parallel Outline 1,” having been inspired to do so by some passages in the “Introduction to Theory and Criticism” of The Norton Anthology of … Continue reading

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