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

Dissertation … defended

On September 9th, 2016, I successfully defended my dissertation in philosophy. I’ve uploaded an abstract of the project on a new page, and for those interested in learning about natural philosophy as a type of wisdom or about dialectical proposals that physical space is the modern version of Aristotle’s heavenly spheres, please get in touch with … More Dissertation … defended

First Draft of “Reconsidering Abstraction from Matter”

For those interested, a draft of my forthcoming paper, “St. Thomas and Modern Natural Science: Reconsidering Abstraction from Matter,” is available over at my Academia.edu site. This is the complete version of the paper of which I will present a summary at the III Congreso Internacional de Filosofía Tomista in Santiago, Chile. The abstract follows: The … More First Draft of “Reconsidering Abstraction from Matter”