Sunday, January 20, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
A naïve understanding of materialism attributes to it a naïve understanding of matter. Matter, common sense says, is more or less the way it appears to us in ordinary experience. It is solid, colored stuff that always tastes, smells, sounds, and feels a certain way. Materialism, on a naïve understanding, is the view that everything that exists is like that. Even unobservable particles are assumed to be tiny solid, colored objects that have their own tastes, smells, sounds, and feels to them. Like little stones or marbles.
Friday, January 4, 2019
John Finnis holds that the Catholic Church could reverse her traditional teaching that capital punishment can be legitimate in principle. I criticized his position in the course of an exchange at Public Discourse several months ago. Last month Finnis replied in an article at Public Discourse. Today I respond to Finnis’s reply in an article at Catholic World Report.