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. More

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About the Series: Considerations of Jacques Maritain, John Deely and Thomistic Approaches to the Questions of These Times
Two models are used to appreciate now forgotten path stretching from Baroque scholastics to the present day. These models are the triadic structure of judgment and the category-based nested form. Two recent thinkers stand out. One is Jacques Maritain, originally born in France. He came to North America around the time of the second world war. He is keenly interested in how to recover a scholastic approach within this world of modern science. Another is John Deely, whose recent death marks the end of a long career as both a Thomist and a semiotician. Deely confronted the philosophers of the day in a very entertaining manner. This series contains comments on articles from journals such as the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Faith and Philosophy, as well as books, including Daniel Novotny excellent works on the Baroque scholastics. This series is not a course. It is a place to sample ideas. I encourage readers to consider both the original and the comments. They may be read in tandem or in sequence.

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About the Series: A Course on Evolution and Thomism
This course is structured to appreciate the transformative potential of Peircean approaches to evolution and to scholastic philosophy. These topics are related. Can scholastic philosophy produce a theology of evolution? The answer is yes, especially when Peirce’s categories come into play. Peirce enlivens and revives scholastic concepts. The course begins with Speculations on Thomism and Evolution and concludes with Comments on Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight’s Book (2017) Adam and the Genome. Select four articles standing between these bookends.

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