Recently published at Thomistica.net is an essay of mine, “Some Mistakes Due to What Is Per Accidens.” The essay discusses four philosophical mistakes when what is per accidens is taken to be what is actually per se to something. This logical error was discussed with lucidity by Dr. Duane Berquist in his lectures on logic, and hence I … Continue reading Essay at Thomistica.net
In a recent blog post, Ed Feser notes Tim Crane’s review in First Things of a recent book, Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science. The book is edited by William M. R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, and Nicholas J. Teh. The book—not an introductory volume by any means—takes up various special topics in the philosophy of science … Continue reading The Revenge of the Stagirite?
How does one define the universe? St. Thomas argues that the universe can be considered under higher lights: for instance, as possessing the good of a unity of order with God as its separate, common good. (See St. Thomas, In Meta., lib. XII, lect. 12, nn. 2629–37.) However, it seems that there are three moments … Continue reading Dissertation quisquilia: on the universe