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  1.  1
    The Silence of Socrates: The One and the Many in Plato’s Parmenides.Steven Barmore - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):209-236.
    Parmenides was not a metaphysician, so there is no such thing as Parmenidean metaphysics. Plato’s Parmenides, however, offers metaphysical insights otherwise overlooked by readers unfamiliar to what St. Thomas Aquinas offers concerning the One and the Many. This article highlights some of these insights and will interest students of St. Thomas. It might also acquaint students of Plato to a more perfect metaphysics, and it could even corrode the beliefs of others who maintain that there is no such thing as (...)
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  2. The Soul of Goethe’s Thought.Mark Herrbach - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):253-265.
    Goethe’s philosophical writings all ultimately stem from his efforts to understand the creative act, which he experienced as essentially the same in all the various forms of activity he engaged in, the writing of his poems, novels and plays, his scientific investigations, his service to the Weimar state and participation in the life of its court. In contemplating his creative experience, he developed a unique conception of the soul, which this article seeks to analyze.
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  3. The Causes of the Crisis of Rhetoric and Its Role in Social Discourse. In Terms of Chaim Perelman.Joanna Kiereś-Łach - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):267-285.
    This article is an attempt to answer the question about the causes of the rhetoric crisis and its role in social discourse. The theoretical basis of these considerations and their reference point is the concept of new rhetoric in terms of the contemporary rhetoric and argumentation theorist Chaim Perelman. The first part briefly describes contemporary cultural discourse that takes place in a democratized society in the era of so-called new media. It indicates that inquiry into rhetoric is also inquiry into (...)
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  4. In Pursuit of True Wisdom: How the Re-Emergence of Classical Wonder Should Replace Descartes’s Neo-Averrostic Sophistry.Jason Nehez - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):287-315.
    Modern mathematical physics often claims to make philosophy obsolete. This presentation aims to show that the modern concept of wisdom fundamentally diverges with the thinking of Descartes, that, strictly speaking, at least in his metaphysical first principles, if not in his chief aim, he may be a sophist and no philosopher at all. Descartes denies the classical understanding of philosophy and thereby reduces the human person to an intellect separate from the body. Descartes initiated a popular understanding of sophistry that (...)
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  5. Human Dignity, Self-Determination, and the Gospel: An Enquiry Into St. John Paul II’s Personalism and its Implications for Evangelization.I. I. Thomas J. Gentry - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):237-251.
    St. John Paul II’s personalism is explored along the following lines of enquiry: What is personalism vis-à-vis JP II? What is the significance of human dignity and self-determination in JP II’s personalism? How might JP II’s personalism serve evangelization? Findings suggest that JP II’s philosophical personalism, especially at the nexus of its understanding of human dignity and self-determination, provides a robust and faithfully Christian anthropology that can effectively inform efforts in evangelizing all persons, as all persons are image bearers of (...)
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  6. Sagesse: Savoir Vivre au Pied D’Un Volcan by Michel Onfray.Brian Welter - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):325-331.
    This paper is a review of the book: Michel Onfray, Sagesse: Savoir vivre au pied d’un volcan. The author highlights that: by arguing that Roman philosophy surpasses Greek thought on account of its practicality, Onfray sees Roman masculine virtue as part of a solution to the postmodern, post-Christian condition; Onfray’s book provides Christians with understanding why many are tuning out to the Christian message even while feeling dissatisfied with the modern post-Christian world.
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  7. Des Vérités Devenues Folles by Rémi Brague.Brian Welter - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (2):319-324.
    This paper is a review of the book: Rémi Brague, Des vérités devenues folles. The book is a collection of Brague’s lectures that cover virtue and values, anthropology, nature and creation, and the family and culture. The author highlights that Brague calls his readers back to the profound insights of the medieval mind, and helps them see that their noble and urgent task consists in handing on a living tradition to the next generation and beyond.
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    La Cuestión Del Sujeto de Las Virtudes Morales En la Ordinatio de Juan Duns Escoto.Emiliano Javier Cuccia - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):11-31.
    "The Question of the Subject of Moral Virtues in the Ordinatio of John Duns Scotus": The article discusses John Duns Scotus’s claim that moral virtues reside in the will as in their subject. It concludes that Scotus represents a position contrary to the common opinion of a large number of his predecessors, not only in relation to virtues but also in relation to the power of the soul and its role in moral life. It also contains a translation of a (...)
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  9. Primo Cadit in Intellectu Ens: Gilson, Maritain, and Aquinas on Knowing Being.Evagrius Hayden - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):33-62.
    The author compares the views of Étienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, and Thomas Aquinas on the order in our knowledge of being. While Gilson and Maritain maintain that esse and the actus essendi are what are first known, Aquinas maintains consistently that it is the existent thing or the ens itself that is first known. The paper proceeds by first laying out the positions of Gilson and Maritain as evidenced in their respective works Being and Some Philosophers and Existence and the (...)
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    Antropologiczno-Metafizyczne Konsekwencje Nietomistycznego Rozumienia Duszy Ludzkiej Na Przykładzie Wybranych Problemów.Konrad Lampart - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):63-85.
    "Anthropological and Metaphysical Consequences of Non-Thomistic Understanding of the Human Soul: Selected Problems": The article is aimed to show how the non-Thomistic understanding of the human soul determine the understanding of the human being. The author discusses the following problems: 1) delayed animation, 2) the reductionist idea of the human soul, and 3) anima separata. All reductionist approaches to the soul necessarily lead to a limitation or negation of the subjectivity of the human person. In turn, the absolutization of the (...)
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    Is the Human Soul Sexed? In Search for the Truth on Human Sexuality.Andrzej Maryniarczyk - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):87-142.
    The author attempts to answer the question about the ontic basis of human sexuality: Is sexuality an indispensable element of being human, or is it just an element of human cultural diversity? In his search for an answer, he applies the structure of the medieval quaestiones disputatae including objections, counter-objections, solutions and responses to objections. In his discussion of solutions, the author refers first and foremost to the metaphysical method, but also to theological and neurological methods. The whole of the (...)
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    Specyfika Relacji Transcendentalnych W Ujęciu Mieczysława Alberta Krąpca.Piotr Stoll - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):143-165.
    "The Specificity of Transcendental Relations According to Mieczysław Albert Krąpiec": The paper is aimed at systematizing the thoughts of Mieczysław A. Krąpiec on the subject of relations. The author reconstructs Krąpiec’s justification for the reality of relations, the distinction of necessary relations, and the importance of relations in metaphysical cognition. The analyses are conducted on the basis of the following problems: a) the existence of beings, and especially the subontic relationship between essence and existence that runs through all reality; b) (...)
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    Why Aquinas Stopped Commenting on Boethius’s De Trinitate.Faustinus Ik Ugwuanyi - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):167-188.
    The article is an attempt to answer the question of why Aquinas stops his commentary on Boethius’s De Trinitate at question six, article four, whereas this is before the point in the treatise where Boethius gets to the heart of the subject matter. The author shows that Aquinas decides to do so because the treatise cannot afford him the means of demonstrating the existence of the Trinity, holds that, although rational explanations could be given in terms of proof of God’s (...)
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  14. Philosophie des Mittelalters: Eine Einführung by Hannes Möhle.Brian Welter - 2020 - Studia Gilsoniana 9 (1):191-197.
    This paper is a review of the book: Hannes Möhle, Philosophie des Mittelalters: Eine Einführung. The author highlights that Möhle’s book examines a range of key medieval philosophical issues, and illustrates how philosophy stood separately from theology even while heavily influenced by Church and theological matters, and provides readers with a better grounding in many of the longstanding or urgent concerns of medieval philosophy from the perspective of some of the era’s central thinkers.
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