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Countering the Philosophical Skepticism of Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin

In an April 30, 2018, New York Times Opinion page article, “Philosophy Prepared Me for a Career in Finance and Government,” former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin singled out his undergraduate Harvard University Professor Raphael Demos for special praise, … Continue reading

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A Diagram of the Trinity

Today my eyes fell on a diagram, the Scutum Fidei or “Shield of Faith,” the purpose of which is to set forth the relationships which classical Christianity believes to exist between and among the three persons of the Trinity, God … 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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Dale Tuggy’s Podcasts on the Trinity. The Athanasian Creed

0. As something of a follow-up on my post of April 4, 2014, “The Inconsistency of the Doctrine of (the Distinction of Divine Persons and so That of) the Trinity with Monotheism,” I have started listening to Dale Tuggy’s podcasts on the … 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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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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