First philosophy workshop in Santiago

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

News about postdoctoral research position

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

Review of a new edition of a work by John of St. Thomas

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

The primacy of the speculative and roots of the modern approach to nature

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

On recovering teleological conceptions of the cosmic whole

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