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Countering the Philosophical Skepticism of Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin

In an April 30, 2018, New York Times Opinion page article, “Philosophy Prepared Me for a Career in Finance and Government,” former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin singled out his undergraduate Harvard University Professor Raphael Demos for special praise, … Continue reading

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A Proof That at Least One Thing Can Be Proven in Philosophy

1. There is a widely held opinion that, in contrast with, say, mathematics, there are no demonstrative arguments, or proofs, in philosophy. This opinion is held, not just by those not well acquainted with philosophy, but also by many or … Continue reading

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Sathya Sai Baba. The Man Who Was God

0. Reading today’s (February 20, 2018) post by James Chastek, “Sathya Sai Baba as Atheist argument trope,” in the blog, Just Thomism, I became aware of Sathya Sai Baba for the first time. This was perhaps a bit late, for … Continue reading

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Conceiving of Exceptions to the First Principles

1. In my immediately previous post, the “First Thoughts on the First Principles” of January 19, 2018, I offered statements of the principles, of non-contradiction and excluded middle, recognized as “first principles” by classical philosophical thought. I further pointed to … 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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Dale Tuggy’s Podcasts on the Trinity. The Athanasian Creed

0. As something of a follow-up on my post of April 4, 2014, “The Inconsistency of the Doctrine of (the Distinction of Divine Persons and so That of) the Trinity with Monotheism,” I have started listening to Dale Tuggy’s podcasts on the … Continue reading

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The Inconsistency of the Doctrine of (the Distinction of Divine Persons and so That of) the Trinity with Monotheism

Introduction. In my immediately previous post, the “Thomas Aquinas: Beyond Aristotle’s Aristotelian Conception of the Numerical” of April 1, 2014, the discussion of Thomas Aquinas’s understanding that numerical or arithmetical terms such as “three” have application to non-physical reality quite naturally … Continue reading

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