Thursday, June 25, 2020
ACPQ symposium on Aristotle’s Revenge
The American Catholic Philosophical Association meeting in Minneapolis last November hosted an Author Meets Critics session on my book Aristotle’s Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science. The proceedings have now been published in the Summer 2020 issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. In the first essay I provide a précis of the book. In the second essay, philosopher Robert Koons addresses what I say in the book about the A-theory and B-theory of time, and argues that the latter is easier to reconcile with an Aristotelian philosophy of nature than I suggest. In the third essay, physicist Stephen Barr puts forward some criticisms of my views about method, space, and substantial form. In the final essay, I respond to Koons and Barr.