Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times

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Comments on Jacques Maritain's Book (1935) Philosophy of Nature
Jacques Maritain, bless his soul, strove to recover a scholastic philosophy of nature at the apex of modernism. How is a philosophy of nature related to science, on the one hand, and metaphysics, on the other? These comments re-articulate and explore Maritain's work using a model of judgment as a triadic relation, plus the category-based nested form.
Comments on John Deely's Book (1994) New Beginnings
This 9,900 word essay comments on John Deely’s analysis of scholasticism of the Baroque Era. The category-based nested form is used to model arguments about the causality inherent in triadic signs. In particular, Suarez’s interscope for ens rationis applies.
Comments on Paul Cobley's Essay (2018) "Human Understanding: A Key Triad"
Series: Re-Articulations · Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Semiotics & Theory
Paul Cobley, at Middlsex University, composes a remembrance for John Deely, by reviewing one of many innovative notions. These comments re-articulate this article using the category-based nested form. Deely's triad consists of actualities in an interscope.
Comments on Daniel Novotny’s Book (2013) Ens Rationis from Suarez to Caramuel
This 14,800 word essay comments on Daniel Novotny’s study in scholasticism of the Baroque Era. The category-based nested form is used to model arguments about beings of reason (by Suarez, Hurtado, Mastri, Belluto and Caramuel). Implicit and explicit abstraction are modeled along the way.
Comments on Daniel Novotny’s Essay (2017) Izquierdo on Universals
Disputation 17 of the Baroque scholastic treatise The Lighthouse of the Sciences (1659) covers the topic of universals. Sebastian Izquierdo wrote the treatise. Daniel Novotny published a summary in the Spring 2017 issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. My comments demonstrate the postmodern relevance of this topic, using the category-based nested form.
Comments on James Madden’s Essay (2017) A Thomistic Theory of Intentionality
This work comments on an essay by James D. Madden published in the Winter 2017 edition of The American Catholic Quarterly. The essay is titled, “Is a Thomistic Theory of Intentionality Consistent with Physicalism?” My goal is to re-articulate the argument in the specialized language of the category-based nested form.
Comments on James V. Schall S.J.’s (2017) Political Philosophy and Catholicism
Series: Intimations of Political Philosophy · Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times. Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Methodology
This essay comments on a short article appearing in The Catholic Social Science Review (vol. 22, 2017, pages 147-156). The goal is to re-articulate the argument using the primal triad of judgment and the category based nested form.
Speculations on Thomism and Evolution
Michael Chaberek, O.P., publishes a book titled Aquinas and Evolution (2017). The next year, Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., responds in the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse Forum, defending "Thomistic Evolution". This essay re-articulates the concepts in this defense, relying of the category-based nested form. In the end, living forms are rendered as mysteries compatible with the Word.
Comments on Joshua Lee Harris’s Essay (2017) Analogy in Aquinas
This work comments on an essay published by Joshua Lee Harris in the January 2017 edition of Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers (volume 34(1), pages 33-56), under the title, “Analogy in Aquinas: The Alston-Wolterstorff Debate Revisited”. My goal is to re-articulate Harris’s work in the specialized language of the category-based nested form.
Comments on Roger Teichmann’s Article (2016) The Identity of a Word
Series: Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Essays
This 3100 word essay comments on an article appearing in the winter 2016 issue of The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (Volume 90). The article is titled, The Identity of a Word. The author of the article is Roger Teichmann, a professor at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Comments on Andrew Hollingsworth’s Paper (2016) Ecos of Meaning
This essay comments on Andrew Hollingworth’s presentation at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2016) in San Antonio. His paper is subtitled Umberto Eco’s Semiotic Theory for Theological Hermeneutics. The category-based nested form is used to model features of Umberto Eco’s semiotic theory. These models are applied to an example.
Comments on Miguel Espinoza's Essay (2012) "Physics and the Intelligibility of Nature"
Series: Re-Articulations · Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Criticism
Miguel Espinoza, French philosopher, publishes his essay in Teorema (vol 31(1) pp 75-97), critiquing the arguments of Emile Meyerson (1854-1933), a contemporary of neo-Thomist Jacques Maritain. My comments re-articulate this article using models of empirio-schematic and Positivist judgment.
Comments on Boris Hennig's Essay (2008) "Substance, Reality and Distinctness"
Series: Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times. Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Boris Hennig, at Humbolt University in Berlin, writes about Descartes' view of substance. Descartes emphasizes distinctness and realness. Descartes applies the concept to God. These comments follow Hennig's argument in order to show how Descartes alters the word-scape of medieval scholasticism and sets the stage for empirio-schematic judgment.
Comments on Nicholas Berdyaev's Book (1939) Spirit and Reality
What is Spirit? What is Reality? Nicholas Berdyaev, a contemporary of Jacques Maritain, takes Positivist and empirio-schematic judgments in surprising directions. These comments rely on diagrams of these triadic structures developed in Comments on Jacques Maritain's Book (1935) Natural Philosophy.