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    Colloquium 5: Aristotle and the Metaphysics of Metaphor
    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 21 (1): 155-190. 2006.
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    Aristotle and the Metaphysics of Evolution
    Review of Metaphysics 58 (1): 3-59. 2004.
    DOES ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY rule out evolution? The short answer is “Yes, but...!”; the long answer: “No,... however!” Summarizing his excellent account of the reasoning which led Aristotle in book 7 of the Metaphysics to identify substance in the first place with specific form, W. K. C. Guthrie, in the final volume of his monumental history of Greek philosophy, concluded: “Doubtless this is not a satisfactory explanation of reality. For one thing it makes Darwinian evolution impossible.” The ma…Read more
  • _What Happened in and to Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth Century? _is a volume of essays originally presented at University College Dublin in 2009 to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Alasdair MacIntyre—a protagonist at the center of that very question. What marks this collection is the unusual range of approaches and perspectives, representing divergent and even contradictory positions. Such variety reflects MacIntyre's own intellectual trajectory, which led him to engage successively with …Read more
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    Aristóteles y la metaffísica de la metáfora
    Convivium: revista de filosofía 23 5-26. 2010.
  • Human Destinies: Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty (edited book)
    with Gerald Hanratty
    University of Notre Dame Press. 2012.
    From 1968 until his death in 2003, Gerald Hanratty was professor of philosophy at University College Dublin. In this volume to his memory, Fran O'Rourke has assembled twenty-six essays reflecting Hanratty's broad philosophical interests, dealing with central questions of human existence and the ultimate meaning of the universe. Whether engaged in historical investigations into Gnosticism or the Enlightenment, Hanratty was concerned with fundamental themes in the philosophy of religion and philos…Read more
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    The Triplex Via of Naming God
    Review of Metaphysics 69 (3): 519-554. 2016.
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    Aristotle and the Metaphyics of Evolution
    Review of Metaphysics 58 (1). 2004.
    DOES ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY rule out evolution? The short answer is “Yes, but...!”; the long answer: “No,... however!” Summarizing his excellent account of the reasoning which led Aristotle in book 7 of the Metaphysics to identify substance in the first place with specific form, W. K. C. Guthrie, in the final volume of his monumental history of Greek philosophy, concluded: “Doubtless this is not a satisfactory explanation of reality. For one thing it makes Darwinian evolution impossible.” The ma…Read more