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    St. Thomas Aquinas: The Unity of the Person and the Passions
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86 201-212. 2012.
    One of St. Thomas Aquinas’s most ingenious, yet underappreciated, philosophical innovations is his synthesis of Plato’s dualism and Aristotle’s hylomorphism in his theory of the human person. Aquinas’s view of the person expresses itself in a number of aspects of his thought. In this paper, I explore how his understanding of the passions is a reflection of his account of the unity of the human person. Just as Aquinas’s view of the person reconciles elements of dualism and hylomorphism, his expla…Read more
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    Kant on Beauty and Biology: An Interpretation of the Critique of Judgment, by Rachel Zuckert (review)
    Comparative and Continental Philosophy 1 (2): 275-276. 2009.
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    St. Thomas Aquinas: The Unity of the Person and the Passions
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86 201-212. 2012.
    One of St. Thomas Aquinas’s most ingenious, yet underappreciated, philosophical innovations is his synthesis of Plato’s dualism and Aristotle’s hylomorphism in his theory of the human person. Aquinas’s view of the person expresses itself in a number of aspects of his thought. In this paper, I explore how his understanding of the passions is a reflection of his account of the unity of the human person. Just as Aquinas’s view of the person reconciles elements of dualism and hylomorphism, his expla…Read more
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    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86 201-212. 2012.
  • This dissertation is concerned with the problem of how to establish and justify the principles of natural law ethics. Specifically, this work critically examines the claim that the primary principles of natural law ethics are per se known or self-evident propositions. This is the position held by St. Thomas Aquinas, which he derived from Aristotelian logic and philosophy of science. ;Aristotle held that the starting points or first principles of demonstrative, theoretical science cannot themselv…Read more