In his Cursus Philosophicus, John of St. Thomas considers the final six predicaments or categories in the second part of his Logic, and in q. 19, a. 3, he turns to ubi or “where,” the category that seems to add some being to locus or “place” as a type of quantity. The nub of the … More Two medieval thought experiments in a vacuum
The following is a modified-for-blog version of the presentation which I gave at the Segundas Jornadas Postdoctorales e Iniciación de Filosofía at the Institute of Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, June 22. Your comments, criticism, or thoughts are welcome.
The second annual postdoctoral workshop in philosophy, Segundas Jornadas Postdoctorales e Iniciación de Filosofía, offers a first chance for me to present the overview and first steps of my postdoctoral project. I am only one of many participants—you can view the entire schedule here. My presentation is titled: “¿Una Filosofía Aristotélica y Moderna de la Cosmología? … More First philosophy workshop in Santiago
I am happy to announce that I am beginning a postdoctoral research position under the auspices of the Instituto de Filosofía at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago, Chile, and the supervision of Prof. José Tomás Alvarado, I am currently engaged in postdoctoral research in the philosophy of cosmology. A more complete description of … More News about postdoctoral research position
Cluny Media has recently reprinted the 1951 Sheed & Ward edition of John of St. Thomas’ The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, translated by Fr. Walter Farrell, O.P., with a new introduction by Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., written especially for this reprint. The editor-in-chief, John Clarke, provided me with a copy of the book, and what follows … More Review of a new edition of a work by John of St. Thomas
St. Thomas argues as follows when answering the question whether the practical and speculative intellects are numerically diverse powers: The practical and speculative intellects are not diverse powers. The reason for this is that . . . that which is accidentally related to the ratio [or account] of the object which bears on some power does not … More The primacy of the speculative and roots of the modern approach to nature
Recently, Sancrucencis has defended his claim, made in his excellent lecture on the nature of freedom, that Descartes is the source of the modern conception of freedom. The reason for this is that Descartes advanced in an exemplary fashion a non-teleological conception of nature. The Cartesian claims we no longer inhabit a cosmos, a whole marked … More On recovering teleological conceptions of the cosmic whole