Now online at Synthese is an article developed as part of my postdoctoral work: “World Enough and Form: Why Cosmology Needs Hylomorphism.” It is part of the special issue, “Form, Structure, and Hylomorphism,” guest-edited by Anna Marmodoro and Michele Paolini Paoletti. You can read a complete online-only version here. An abstract: Attending to its recent developments, and … Continue reading Online First: World Enough and Form
The Cursus Philosophicus Thomisticus translation now includes Q. 1, A. 2. Progress is slow, but better than nothing! See the update here.
If you have translations or other work about Charles De Koninck that you would like to contribute, please see this post from the CDK Project.
Jörgen Vijgen, in a wonderful essay over at Thomistica, answers the age-old Thomistic question about what it means to be a Thomist. He attempts (successfully) to harmonize the “doctrinal” approach to Thomism and the “methodological” approach through the “moral” or “psychological” approach, which he finds in the five “marks” or signs of a Thomist. This … Continue reading What is a Thomist?
The uproar from Oxford over the scholarship of John Finnis could be called a “canary in the coal mine” for philosophers who defend a more traditional morality, if that canary were not already just the taxidermied one which we keep around just for show. You can read about the events at Oxford here. Students are … Continue reading Tolerance is only possible with true principles
Recently, I heard of a young Catholic’s crisis of faith. He attributed it to his collegiate studies and a disconnect in its instruction of philosophy and the sciences. Philosophy seemed positively closed off from communication with the natural sciences. It had no healthy skepticism and was rather dogmatic. Further, given the close connection between philosophical … Continue reading A Faith Fearless in the Face of Truth
Read my recent contribution to Arc’s Philosophy section here, in which I bring Socrates’s observations in the Phaedo together with a recently proven paradoxical theorem in quantum physics and a result in the mathematics of emergent properties. There is surely a strange confusion of causes and conditions in all this. It may be said, indeed, that without … Continue reading Thinking Things Together in Science and Philosophy