Tag Archives: Logic

Making Sense of Ontological Irrationalism

In his November 17, 2016, post on Siris, “Implying Bottom,”* Brandon Watson casts a critical eye on a paragraph contained in an article by Stephen Maitzen, “The Problem of Magic.”** The two then, in the Comments section, engage in nicely … Continue reading

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The Maverick and the Philosopher

0. I have long been puzzled by the difference between the two kinds of posts one sees published on the blog, Maverick Philosopher. One kind, one of the latest members of which is his post of December 31, 2014, “John … Continue reading

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Logic and Public Discourse: Something of a Minor Case Study

0. I have just had the pleasure of reading an article in Crisis Magazine, the “Logic: What’s Missing from Public Discourse” of April 30, 2014, by Randall B. Smith, a professor of theology and the holder of the Scanlan Foundation … Continue reading

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The Commanding Position of Theology over “All Other Modes of Knowledge” in “Radical Orthodoxy” and Thomas Aquinas

In his April 1, 2014, post on the blog, Against the Grain, “Mulcahy on Milbank,” Christopher Blosser quotes the following passage from Bernard Mulcahy, Aquinas’s Notion of Pure Nature and the Christian Integralism of Henri de Lubac (New York: Peter Lane … Continue reading

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Why Logic, Briefly Illustrated

It has occurred to me that some might question why, in my immediately previous post, the “The Inconsistency of the Doctrine of (the Distinction of Divine Persons and so That of) the Trinity with Monotheism” of April 4, 2014, I went … 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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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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