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Aquinas’s Argument That One Science Must “Rule” the Others. A Critical Assessment.

0. This post is the second in a series dedicated to a sustained reading of and commentary upon Aquinas’s Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. In my immediately previous post, I stated that this post would be focused upon the … Continue reading

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Reading Aquinas’s Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. Introduction

One of the greatest works in the history of metaphysics is the Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle of Thomas Aquinas. It is a work that I have longed for decades to read in the sustained and systematic way that … Continue reading

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Universals in Feser’s The Last Superstitution. A Neo-Aristotelian Alternative to Realism in the Theory of Universals

1. As I noted in the immediately previous post, the “Feser on Faith in The Last Superstition 1: Pure Reason and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ” of January 16, 2015, I foresee that the second post in the series I am … Continue reading

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Feser on Faith in The Last Superstition 1: Pure Reason and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

1. I first read Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition* a few years ago, as part of an earlier effort at understanding Thomas Aquinas’s attempts at proving the existence of God. Then, however, for a variety of reasons, I relegated that … Continue reading

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Chastek and the Aristotelico-Thomistic Theory of Time. An Aristotelian Critique

0. In “Our contribution to motion and time,” his January 3, 2015, post to his blog, Just Thomism, James Chastek offers a brief statement of the Aristotelico-Thomistic understanding of time. Time is a sort of measure, and so presupposes some contribution … Continue reading

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Garrigou-Lagrange and the Matter of Infinite Causal Regress

0. In “Two Questions re Thomistic Metaphysics. A Plea for Their Answers,” my post of June 4, 2014, I noted: I am in the process of preparing myself, and hardly for the first time, for an effort at coming to a … Continue reading

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Garrigou-Lagrange on Trinity and Triple Identity

0. Introduction. In “The Inconsistency of the Doctrine of (the Distinction of Divine Persons and so That of) the Trinity with Monotheism,” my post of April 4, 2014, I presented what I take to be a rigorous proof of, as its … Continue reading

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