A Summary of Neo-Scholastic Doctrine on Just War Theory

A Summary of Neo-Scholastic Doctrine on Just War Theory. Taking into account the varying opinions of the Neo-Scholastic authorities on several points, the following precisions of doctrine may now be made: 1. The right of war is odious. That this right exists in certain circumstances cannot be denied; but it is a regrettable necessity, and … Continue reading A Summary of Neo-Scholastic Doctrine on Just War Theory

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 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 Growing Philosophical Influence of Edward Feser & Neo-Scholasticism

During my time in RCIA I spent many hours discussing philosophy and theology with a great priest named Fr. Joseph. At one point in the conversation we were discussing the issues surrounding modern atheism and in this context he recommended that I read a book titled, The Last Superstition, by Edward Feser. I had no … Continue reading The Growing Philosophical Influence of Edward Feser & Neo-Scholasticism

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

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

Aquinas’s Five Ways & Biblical Commentary

I recently stumbled upon this section of an essay by Fr. Cornelio Fabro titled, The Proofs of the Existence of God, where he identifies a "complement to the five ways" in Aquinas’s biblical commentary on the Gospel of St. John. “4. Critical Note on the Five Ways The criticisms inspired by modern thought, though perhaps easier to … Continue reading Aquinas’s Five Ways & Biblical Commentary