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

The Neoplatonic Argument for the Existence of God

In an earlier post I mentioned some of the names that have done important work to undermine the credibility of new atheism and its presuppositions of metaphysical naturalism, epistemological scientism, and moral nihilism. The individuals highlighted were Wolfgang Smith, David Bentley Hart, and Edward Feser. I proceeded to focus on the work Feser is doing … Continue reading The Neoplatonic Argument for the Existence of God

The Aristotelian Argument for the Existence of God

Although atheism still exists as a basic presupposition of our modernistic culture, its credibility has been thoroughly exposed as fatuous. The new atheism of our current era has had its intellectual legs cut out from underneath it, and in actuality, has been demonstrated to be an illusory superstition from the very outset of its opportunistic … Continue reading The Aristotelian Argument for the Existence of God

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Christic Center of the Metaphysical Journey

In the quest to enter metaphysics as ‘seeing’ it is essential to establish the importance and necessity of a metaphysical schematic for understanding reality. Metaphysics is important because it is needed to answer the fundamental questions of life, and it is necessary because we interpret reality through the principles of first philosophy. Now, we are … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Christic Center of the Metaphysical Journey

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Necessity of Metaphysics

The journey toward metaphysics as seeing requires preliminary steps to be taken. The first step is to appreciate that when investigating the five most basic questions of life[1] a metaphysical schematic is required, that is, the importance of metaphysics must be recognized. After identifying the importance of metaphysics, another preliminary step is essential in the … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Necessity of Metaphysics

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Importance of Metaphysics

There are five primary questions every person will wrestle with throughout their life, and how these questions are answered will shape who they are and what they might become. Even if these questions are ignored, or suppressed, they will remain lurking in the psyche of each individual. And because there is no escape from these … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Importance of Metaphysics

Peter A. Redpath on Metaphysics, Science, & Wisdom

"4. Why recovering a proper understanding of metaphysics is essential to restoring a proper understanding of philosophy, science, and their essential relation to wisdom. In my opinion, the disembodied reason of Descartes, the depersonalized, collectivist reason promoted by Rousseau, and the anti-contemplative reductionism of modern and contemporary physical ‘science’ falsely-so-called are foundational elements of the … Continue reading Peter A. Redpath on Metaphysics, Science, & Wisdom

Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Point of Culmination

Point of Culmination "This point is found in the idea of self-subsistent being. This idea unifies the five ways as a common keystone unifies five arches. Five attributes appear, one at the end of each way, in ascending order thus: first mover of the universe, corporeal and spiritual, first efficient cause, first necessary being, supreme … Continue reading Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Point of Culmination

Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Fundamental Validity of the Five Ways

Fundamental Validity of the Five Ways “All these proofs rest on the principle of causality: Anything that exists, if it does not exist of itself, depends in last analysis on something that does exist of itself. To deny this principle leads to absurdity. To say “a thing contingent, that is, a thing which of itself … Continue reading Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Fundamental Validity of the Five Ways

Fr. Cornelio Fabro on the Problem of Modern Philosophy

"A life devoted to thought is always arduous. In our day, however, philosophical reflection meets with almost insurmountable difficulties; indeed, the very role of philosophy is in crisis. The prodigious and unbounded development of science and technology, which bids fair to change the shape of world and the structure of nations, would appear to quite … Continue reading Fr. Cornelio Fabro on the Problem of Modern Philosophy