Friday, October 11, 2019
At The Catholic Thing, Fr. Thomas Weinandy on the hermeneutic of continuity and Vatican II. In his new book Conciliar Octet, Fr. Aidan Nichols on
At Medium, philosopher Kathleen Stock on At Inside Higher Education, twelve prominent philosophers . .
Philosopher Daniel A. Kaufman on Richard Marshall at 3:16. , at The Electric Agora.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
One of the key themes of the early modern philosophers’ revolt against Scholasticism was a move away from an Aristotelian hylemorphist conception of the nature of physical substance to some variation or other of the mechanical philosophy. The other day I was asked a very interesting question: Can transubstantiation be formulated in terms of a mechanistic conception of physical substance rather than a hylemorphic one? My answer was that I would not peremptorily say that it cannot be, but that the suggestion certainly raises serious philosophical and theological problems.