Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism

A Primer for the Category-Based Nested Form
Series: How to Define the Word "Religion" and Related Primers · Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
This 2100 word primer introduces the category-based nested form. The nested form is derived from the categories of Charles Sanders Peirce. It represents a visual approach to the categories. A simple example guides development. The result is foundational. This primer is the first in a series.
A Primer on Sensible and Social Construction
Series: How to Define the Word "Religion" and Related Primers · Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Theory, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
This 4400 word primer is the second in a series on the category based nested forms. Humans innately produce two types of construction, sensible and social. These two types are interdependent. Their structure can be elucidated using the nested form. The empty slot nested form itself serves as an example for both types of construction.
Comments on Paul Cobley's Essay (2018) "Human Understanding: A Key Triad"
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 Boris Hennig's Essay (2008) "Substance, Reality and Distinctness"
Series: Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. 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 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 John Brungardt’s Post (2019) "Those Two Roads"
Thomistica is a website, sponsored by the Sacra Doctrina Project, containing substantial scholarly posts. In 2019, John G. Brungardt posts a proposal concerning difficulties arising from Aristotle’s definition of motion and how they may serve theology. My comments speculatively recast his argument using Peirce’s secondness and the category-based nested form.
Comments on Marco Stango’s Essay (2017) "Understanding Hylomorphic Dualism"
Series: Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Logic
In 2017, philosopher Marco Stango claims that the standard interpretation of Aquinas’s philosophy of mind does not satisfy. Weak hylomorphic dualism is an inadequate model compared to strong hylomorphic dualism. In these comments, the category-based nested form is used to re-articulate this argument, yielding an alternate, complementary, model.
Comments on Daniel De Haan’s Essay (2018) "Hylomorphism and the New Mechanist Philosophy"
Series: Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
In 2018, Daniel De Haan publishes an exploration concerning Arisotle’s hylomorphism and new philosophical approaches to Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology. The tone is conciliatory. Perhaps, they can gain a mutual understanding. Yes, indeed. These comments rely on Peirce’s secondness and the triadic structure of judgment.
Comments on Miguel Espinoza's Essay (2012) "Physics and the Intelligibility of Nature"
Series: Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. 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 Matthew Minerd’s Essay (2019) "Thomism and the Formal Object of Logic"
In 2019, Matthew Minerd publishes a narrative in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. The story concerns the historical development of the science of logic within the Thomist school. These comments use the category-based nested form and other relational models developed within the tradition of C.S. Peirce.
Comments on Donna West’s Essay (2019) "Thirdness along the Intuitional Path"
In 2019, Donna West publishes an inquiry in Studia Gilsoniana. The complete title is “Thirdness along the Intuitional Path: Reflections from Maritain and Peirce”. The essay addresses a key question: What are the pre-conditions for the emergence of event relations? These comments diagram features using the category-based nested form and the triadic structure of judgment.
Comments on Robert Koons’s Essay (2018) "Hylomorphic Escalation"
Series: Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
Robert C. Koons proposes an Aristotelian interpretation of quantum physics and thermodynamics. Hylomorphism concerns matter and form. If matter is modeled by quantum physics, then how does matter compose a thermodynamic form, such as a bulk chemical? Is matter the part? Is form the whole? These comments examines Koons’s answers using the category-based nested form.
Comments on Robert Verrill’s Essay (2017) "Elementary Particles Are Not Substances"
Series: Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
In 2017, Robert Verrill, OP, relying solely on the resources of the Thomist school, establishes the title’s claim. In the process, he raises a critical question. How does one decouple Aquinas’s philosophy from Aristotle’s physics? These comments use the category-based nested form, Maritain’s models of positivist thought, and other relational models developed within the tradition of C.S. Peirce.
Comments on Mariusz Tabaczek’s Essay (2019) "What do God and Creatures Really Do in an Evolutionary Change?"
Series: A Course on Evolution and Thomism · Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
In 2019, Mariusz Tabaczek, OP, publishes an essay in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. The subtitle is “Divine Concurrence and Transformation from the Thomistic Perspective”. These comments use the category-based nested form and other relational models developed within the tradition of C.S. Peirce.
Comments on Michal Chaberek’s Essay (2019) "Classical Metaphysics and Theistic Evolution"
Series: A Course on Evolution and Thomism · Peirce's Secondness and Aristotle's Hylomorphism. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
In 2019, Michal Chaberek publishes an inquiry into the incompatibility between classical metaphysics and theistic evolution. Yes, the key word is “incompatible”. The question is “why?”. Is theistic evolution a fig leaf for atheistic materialism? If so, then the incompatibility needs to be nuanced. These comments show how Chaberek’s criticism opens the path to theistic entanglement.