Month: September 2016

Weekend Reading

Edward Feser considers the controversy that has erupted over Swinburne’s keynote address at the mid-west meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers. He also responds to a comment by Robert George on capital punishment. Federal Philosopher at Rightly Considered reflects on…

Weekend Reading

Feser on the actually infinite, and he responds to Shea’s calumnies following his and Joseph Bessette’s recent essays on capital punishment. Carolyn Moynihan invites Jane Austen to respond to Bridget Jones at MercartorNet. John Boyer, at Crisis, reflects on Benedict’s Regensberg Address and Western…

Robert Koons on ‘The Waning of Materialism’

In this lecture,  Dr. Robert Koons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, author of Realism Regained (2000) and Paradoxes of Belief and Strategic Rationality (2009), and co-editor of The Waning of Materialism (2010), and most recently co-author of Metaphysics: The Fundamentals (2015) explores the many philosophical and scientific problems that materialism has encountered from the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the irreducibility of life, the fine-tuning of the universe or life, the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness, the problem of intentionality in thought, and irreducibility of the normative dimension of life. The lecture was delivered on January 22, 2014 at Texas Tech University.

Angela Knobel on ‘Human Rights’

This is the third of six talks on the social and political philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, presented by the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College this June, at the Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop. It follows on the heels of the first…

Weekend Reading

Edward Feser, at his place, tackles Craig’s kalam cosmological argument, and then, whether Islamophilia is binding Catholic doctrine. He also has collected some wonderful links too. A dusty review of Ken Windschuttle’s The Killing of History by Roger Kimball, Why Relativism is Wrong at…