Recovering Nature: Essays in Natural Philosophy, Ethics, and Metaphysics in Honor of Ralph McInerny

Recovering Nature: Essays in Natural Philosophy, Ethics, and Metaphysics in Honor of Ralph McInerny

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ISBN-13: 9780268160708
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 11/15/1999
Edition description: 1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


John P. O’Callaghan is Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University and author of Thomist Realism and the Linguistic Turn: Toward a More Perfect Form of Existence (Notre Dame Press, 2003).

Thomas S. Hibbs is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and author of Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentiles (Notre Dame Press, 1995).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
I.Natural Philosophy
Quantification in Sixteenth-Century Natural Philosophy11
The Failure of Positivism and the Enduring Legacy of Comte25
The Philosophies of Mind and Nature37
Persons and Things53
II.Ethics
John Case: An Example of Aristotelianism's Self-Subversion?71
Keeping Virtue in Its Place: A Critique of Subordinating Strategies83
Deliberation about Final Ends: Thomistic Considerations105
Moral Terminology and Proportionalism127
The Gospels, Natural Law, and the American Founding147
McInerny Did It, or Should a Pacifist Read Murder Mysteries?163
III.Metaphysics
Religious Pluralism and Natural Theology179
Reid, Hume, and God201
Two Roles for Catholic Philosophers229
From Analogy of "Being" to the Analogy of Being253
Index267

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