The fundamental disagreement between Catholics and Protestants concerns the issue of authority. The Protestant position(s) is(are) often grouped under the label of “sola Scriptura.” One example of a definition of sola Scriptura can be found in the Westminster Confession of … Continue reading Are There Unwritten Apostolic Traditions? An Introductory Look at the Evidence
In the previous post I offered the outline for a possible argument for a causal proposition. Here is the basic, five-premise outline: Everything real is either subsistent or dependent on another The existence of finite things is not subsistent Therefore … Continue reading An Argument for a Causal Proposition (Part 2)
Much of the research and thinking I’ve been doing recently has concerned causality and the principle of sufficient reason. The following is a tentative attempt at a demonstration of a causal proposition, inspired by the work of Joseph Owens. This … Continue reading An Argument for a Causal Proposition
It has been awhile since my last post (which was in December!), for which I apologize. This past semester was the final semester of my undergraduate studies, which is bittersweet. And it was also a semester of pandemic and chaos, … Continue reading Updates: Podcast and More!
Jonathan MS Pearce of the “A Tipppling Philosopher” blog has written a reply to my response to his critique of the Thomistic understanding of act and potency. Recall that his original critique, in essence, stipulated that causal determinism undermines the … Continue reading Second Response to A Tippling Philosopher on Act and Potency
Over at the “A Tippling Philosopher” blog, Jonathan MS Pearce has written a brief post critiquing the Thomistic understanding of actuality and potentiality (or act and potency, or actus and potentia). His aim in doing so appears to be to … Continue reading Response To A Tippling Philosopher On Act and Potency
This is a guest post from ‘Meister Seraphim’ of the Dogs with Torches podcast/youtube channel, which can be found here. Thanks to Meister Seraphim for his contribution. If you would like to submit a guest post for the blog, please … Continue reading Guest Post: Aquinas’s Fifth Way Contra Paley
In the previous post, we examined a critique of the Thomistic view of act and potency from Ben Bavar (a cohost of Real Atheology) and offered a response. Bavar maintained that potency, in order to be real, must itself be … Continue reading Resonse to Ben Bavar on Act and Potency, Part 2
Ben Bavar, a cohost of the Real Atheology Podcast, and Matthew Su, one of the admins for the Thomism Discussion Group on Facebook, have been having a back and forth on Bavar’s critique of Feser’s presentation of the argument from … Continue reading A Response to Ben Bavar on Act and Potency, Part 1
A few significant and exciting updates about the blog and some projects I’m working on. I’m trying to update/expand the Disputed Questions platform. As part of this, I’ve upgraded to a regular domain (disputedquestionsblog.com, as opposed to the previous disputedquestionsblog.wordpress.com). … Continue reading Exciting Updates!