An Argument against Infinite Regress in Per Se Ordered Causal Series

Aquinas (and other scholastics like Scotus) distinguish between at least two distinct types of causal series: per se and per accidens, or essentially and accidentally ordered series. A series of causes ordered per se is today often called a hierarchical … Continue reading An Argument against Infinite Regress in Per Se Ordered Causal Series

An Argument for a Causal Proposition

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

Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

Whether God is obligated to create the best possible world? Objection 1: It seems that God is obligated to create the best possible world, for Richard Swinburne defines God as “a person without a body (i.e. a spirit) who necessarily … Continue reading Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One