Sunday, September 15, 2019
What is left to say about Pope Francis and capital punishment? Plenty, as I show in a new Catholic World Report article titled “Three questions for Catholic opponents of capital punishment.” Those who appeal to the pope’s statements on the subject in order to justify the claim that Catholics are now obligated to oppose capital punishment face three grave problems.
Friday, September 13, 2019
At Law and Liberty, Glenn Ellmers has replied to my response to his review of my book Aristotle’s Revenge. He makes two points, neither of them good.
First, Ellmers reiterates his complaint that I am insufficiently attentive to the actual words of Aristotle himself. He writes: “This where Feser and I part. He thinks that it is adequate to have some familiarity with ‘the broad Aristotelian tradition’ – a term of seemingly vast elasticity. I do not.” Put aside the false assumption that my own “familiarity” is only with the broad Aristotelian tradition rather than with Aristotle himself. It is certainly true that my book focuses on the former rather than the latter. So, is this adequate?