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disputed question: are names said of god and creatures univocally?
51. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Brian Davies, OP Are Names Said of God and Creatures Univocally?
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52. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Richard Cross Richard Cross’s Response to Brian Davies
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53. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Brian Davies, O.P. Response to Richard Cross on “Are Names Said of God and Creatures Univocally?”
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cepos discussion
54. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, OP Defending Adam After Darwin: On the Origin of Sapiens as a Natural Kind
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For many contemporary Christian theologians, evolutionary biology rules out any account of an Adam and Eve that would explain the origin of our species. In response, I propose that they have uncritically embraced the anti-essentialist presuppositions of the dominant scientific narrative for the origins of our kind. In fact, there are sound and robust reasons to think that human beings share an intrinsic essence that puts them into a natural kind. I also propose that our natural kind can be defined by our developmental capacity for language, which I suggest is needed for abstract thinking. Thus, it is still reasonable to trace the origins of our natural kind to an original individual. He would have been the first anatomically modern human to have evolved this capacity for hierarchical and non-linear language that allowed him to construct an abstract internal map of the world.
55. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Anne Siebels Peterson Matter in Biology: An Aristotelian Metaphysics for Contemporary Homology
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Aristotle insists that the organic matter composing an organism depends for its being and becoming upon the living organism whose organic matter it is. An evolutionary context may at first seem to secure autonomy for an organism’s organic matter: after all, in such a context not only can organisms in divergent taxa have the same trait, but a trait can remain the same through thoroughgoing changes in its form, function, composition, and organismic context over evolutionary time. The biological homology concept attempts to capture this mysterious relationship of trait sameness. However, accounts of biological homology that have dominated the contemporary scene face compelling problems—these problems, I will argue, arise from their exclusion of the organism as an explanatory locus for the being and becoming of biological traits. An evolutionary framework in fact supports an account of homology that retains these two aspects of Aristotle’s views on organic matter.
56. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Paul Allen Lonergan, Science, and God: Realism, Experience, and Emergent Probability
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Jesuit philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan (d. 1984) advocated a critical realism, in which scientific and theological knowledge are products of self-critical phenomenological analysis. Allying his thought with Thomas Aquinas in elaborating a cognitional theory to serve epistemology and metaphysics, Lonergan challenged reigning idealist and empiricist philosophies by understanding the human knower as ordered both to the known world and to divine providence. This paper will sketch four themes in which Lonergan constructs a methodical link between phenomenology and both contemporary science and theology. Lonergan does not embody the frequently cited idea of a rupture in Catholic thought from pre-Vatican II to post-conciliar thought, notably in his treatment of science and religion.
book reviews
57. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Andrew J. Jaeger Aquinas On the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union. By Michael Gorman
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58. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Gaston G. LeNotre On Sale, Securities, and Insurance. By Leonardus Lessius. Translated by Wim Decock and Nicholas De Sutter
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59. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Mark K. Spencer The Rigor of Things: Conversations with Dan Arbib. By Jean-Luc Marion and Dan Arbib. Translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
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60. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 92 > Issue: 2
Christopher Toner Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace. By Gregory Reichberg
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