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Bringing in Edward Feser’s Five Proofs of the Existence of God

Edward Feser’s Five Proofs of the Existence of God* (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) has been out for a few weeks now, though I received my copy, ordered in June, just a few days ago. The book commands serious reading … Continue reading

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Nagel’s Omission of Theology as a Mode of Theoretical Knowledge

(Last Revised May 20, 2017} I have already devoted two posts in the present series, the “Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Science,” of April 12, 2016, and the “Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Mathematics,” of April … 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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A Note on the “Natural” of “Natural Law Theory”

In his May 7, 2014, Crisis Magazine article, “Is Pluralism a Threat to Catholic Survival?” James Kalb tells his readers: Natural law claims to be a philosophical position that can be developed and defended without regard to religion, so it does … Continue reading

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Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 3: Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy and Ontology are “Separate”

0. I devoted my August 1, 2013, post on Badiou, “Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy Is Not Mathematics,” to an analysis of the following passage from Being and Event (p. 3): The initial thesis of my enterprise—on the basis of … Continue reading

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Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 2: Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy Is Not Mathematics

0. In my previous post, “Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event”: An Introduction (Or Perhaps Not),” I began the task of cautiously determining, as best I could, just what the theses constituting the philosophy of Alain Badiou might be, a task … Continue reading

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