Soon to appear from the American Maritain Association, in conjunction with the Catholic University of America Press, is a collected volume of the contributions of the Association’s 2018 meeting. Edited by Matthew Minerd, it is entitled Facts are Stubborn Things: Thomistic Perspectives in the Philosophies of Nature and Science. The publisher’s blurb is below. My contribution … Continue reading Essay in forthcoming AMA volume
Now available is the second part of a review essay which I co-authored with Geoffrey Woollard for the journal Scientia et Fides. The abstract of the essay follows: The short monograph Creative Nature (Francisco Javier Novo, Rubén Pereda, and Javier Sánchez-Cañizares. 2018. Naturaleza Creativa. Madrid: Rialp. ISBN: 978-84-321-4916-0. 196 pp. Paperback, €14.25) is a welcome … Continue reading Second part of review in Scientia et Fides
The Thomistic Institute has just announced its third annual summer program, with the theme of “Chance and Indeterminacy in the Natural World.” The TI Summer Program website elaborates on this as follows: What are chance occurrences, and how has indeterminacy factored into the development of the natural world as we know it? The vocabulary of … Continue reading Summer Program in Philosophy and Science
This March, the IPC-Facultés Libres de Philosophie et de Psychologie celebrates its 50th anniversary with a colloquium in honor the teachers of its own teachers, and inspiration for its pedagogical program, Charles De Koninck and Msgr. Maurice Dionne. The colloquium will take places from March 12–14, 2020. I’ve the honor of being one of the … Continue reading IPC-Paris Conference Presentation
Over at Thomistica.net one can find my short review of Edward Feser’s Aristotle’s Revenge. The review is overall very positive. I hope to elaborate on some points of criticism of particulars of the book and its approach in later blog-posts.
At Thomistica.net an essay of mine is now available: “Those Two Roads: How a Natural Philosophical Solution to a Difficulty about Motion Serves Thomistic Theology.” It was given at one of the Sacra Doctrina Project’s satellite sessions at the most recent conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The essay discusses the Aristotelian idea that motion, … Continue reading “Those Two Roads” at Thomistica
The short essay, “Thomism for the New Evangelization,” by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., is an illuminating and moving proposal that outlines how Thomism is necessary for the new evangelization. He proposes six touchstones so that “we who are all committed in some way to the evangelization of our culture can think about the truth not as … Continue reading A Thomism for the New Evangelization