Tag Archives: Thomas Aquinas

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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Two Questions re Thomistic Metaphysics. A Plea for Their Answers

0. Introduction. I am in the process of preparing myself, and hardly for the first time, for an effort at coming to a determination of whether the arguments for the existence of God set forth by Thomas Aquinas in the … 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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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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Thomas Aquinas: Beyond Aristotle’s Aristotelian Conception of the Numerical

1. In the first lecture of his Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics* and in the course of an effort at distinguishing the science of physics from those of mathematics and metaphysics, Thomas Aquinas presents the well-known (at least within Aristotelian circles) … Continue reading

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Back to After Aristotle

Over the past weeks and months life has placed some obstacles, not at all dangerous, but quite demanding, in front of my devoting the kind of time and effort to After Aristotle that a properly run blog requires. Those obstacles … Continue reading

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A First Reply to the Maverick Philosopher’s Replies to My “Seeing and the Existence of the Seen”

0. Bill Vallicella of Maverick Philosopher fame has published two posts in response to my “Seeing and the Existence of the Seen” of December 31, 2013, itself written in response to his “On Seeing: Intentionality without Aspectuality?” of December 30, 2013. … Continue reading

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