The A-T Worldview of Neo-Scholasticism

Although Wolfgang Smith is not an Aristotelian-Thomist, his work has properly united the ontology of St. Thomas Aquinas with the authentic discoveries of modern science, especially that of quantum theory, in accordance with the two stipulated criterion listed below. It is because of Smith's insights that adherents to the school of perennial philosophy can now … Continue reading The A-T Worldview of Neo-Scholasticism

The Neo-Aristotelian Revival

The Neo-Aristotelian Revival What does it take for a philosophical project to count as neo-Aristotelian? We (the editors) suggest five possible criteria of demarcation: First, neo-Aristotelian philosophers count the concept of potentiality as an essential feature of their metaphysics. A neo-Aristotelian philosophy embraces what is commonly called causal powers ontology, in which both active and … Continue reading The Neo-Aristotelian Revival

The Light of Christ in our Scientistic Era: A Book Review of Unmasking the Faces of Antichrist

Wolfgang Smith’s project uniting perennial wisdom with authentic scientific discovery thematically ranges from the metaphysical, the empirical, and the mystical. The core of Smith’s endeavor is marked with a bold commitment to truth, scholarly rigor, and an unmatched creative imagination. These are, of course, the usually recognized trademarks of Smith’s systematic genius when a serious … Continue reading The Light of Christ in our Scientistic Era: A Book Review of Unmasking the Faces of Antichrist

The Rationalist Argument for the Existence of God

The fifth argument presented by Edward Feser in his book, Five Proofs, is the rationalist argument. This argument utilizes the principle of sufficient reason, which is usually identified with the rationalist thinker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the greatest of the modern philosophers. Before highlighting the argument as it is laid out in Five Proofs, there is … Continue reading The Rationalist Argument for the Existence of God

The Thomistic Argument for the Existence of God

I have been highlighting the arguments for the existence of God as presented by Edward Feser in his work, Five Proofs. Thus far, the Aristotelian argument, the Neoplatonic argument, and the Augustinian argument have all been covered. This brings us to the fourth argument presented in the book, which is the Thomistic argument for the … Continue reading The Thomistic Argument for the Existence of God

Wolfgang Smith’s Pioneering Essay: From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

Wolfgang Smith's application of Thomistic ontology to quantum reality is found in his work titled, The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key. An essay titled From Schrodinger's Cat to Thomistic Ontology summarizing the above work can be found in Smith's collection of essays titled, Ancient Wisdom and Modern Misconceptions. The 'Schrodinger' essay is now available … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith’s Pioneering Essay: From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

IV. The Development to Naturalism Today, over a century since the death of Immanuel Kant, both religion and philosophy still reel crazily under the impact of his thought. What is at root the same disease afflicts both of them. It manifests itself in religion as the perversion of dogma, and goes by the name modernism. … Continue reading The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

The Philos-Sophia Initiative

Western Civilization has inherited a historical narrative that promised mankind a world of unyielding prosperity, freedom, and peace. The primary means to achieve this lofty goal was through the scientific method applied to the intricate investigation of nature. At first glance it would seem as though this scientific missionary activity has been wildly successful. The … Continue reading The Philos-Sophia Initiative

The Philosophical Catechism of Fr. Cornelio Fabro: A Fabrian Overview

I. From the historical-genetic point of view, the most remarkable aspects of Fabro’s thought should be considered in relation with his sources (St. Thomas, Kierkegaard) and with his principle interlocutors (Hegel, Heidegger). Their consideration is also necessary for the reconstruction of both his speculative itinerary and his project of essential Thomism. In addition one ought … Continue reading The Philosophical Catechism of Fr. Cornelio Fabro: A Fabrian Overview

The Augustinian Argument for the Existence of God

I have been spending time highlighting arguments for the existence of God presented by Edward Feser in his book, Five Proofs of the Existence of God. Thus far, I have covered his presentation of the Aristotelian and Neo-Platonic arguments. The third argument presented by Feser is the Augustinian proof. Here is the Augustinian proof, which … Continue reading The Augustinian Argument for the Existence of God