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Universal Propositions and “Existential Import”

Introduction. In a note (25, p. 171) in Christopher Shields’ quite admirable overview, Aristotle (2nd edition; London and New York: Routledge, 2014), we find the following passage, setting forth (Ibid., p. 143) the “three simple and, he [Aristotle] thinks, intuitively … 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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