Tag Archives: Principle of Non-Contradiction

Non-contradiction, Divine Omnipresence, and Dual Citizenship

1. Good Aristotelian that I am, or at least neo-Aristotelian, I introduce and make use of the principle of non-contradiction, that No being can both be and not be, in the same respect and at the same time. in virtually … 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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First Thoughts on the First Principles

1. As I noted in the immediately previous post, (1) the coming semester will seem me teaching an “Introduction to Philosophy” course and (2) at least some, if not most, of the posts to come as the semester unfolds will … Continue reading

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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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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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Reading Levi Bryant on Zero, Consciousness, and Contradiction

0. For just about two years now, I have been following Levi Bryant’s blog, Larval Subjects, if not always faithfully; I offered a brief but pertinent statement of my appreciation for his blog in my post of October 23, 2013, … 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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