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  1.  1
    Dvojí pohled na Tomášův traktát o Trojici.Prokop Sousedík - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (5):79-108.
    The author shows that Aquinas’s treatise on the Trinity can be viewed in two ways. According to the first, now prevailing opinion, the thoughts of the Angelic Doctor are too speculative and in essence they harm our personal relationship with God. He aims to show that the main source of inspiration for this approach are those currents in modern and contemporary philosophy according to which any metaphysics is impossible. Adherents of the other view do not reject metaphysics, and so they (...)
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    Komeniáni v Karteziánském Zrcadle.Petr Pavlas - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (4):41-77.
    The article picks up the threads of especially Martin Muslow’s 1990s research and describes the distinctiveness of the “relational metaphysics of resemblance” in the middle of the seventeenth century. The late Renaissance metaphysical outlines, carried out in the Comenius circle, are characteristic for their relationality, accent on universal resemblance, providentialism, pansensism, sensualism, triadism – and also for their effort to define metaphysical terms properly. While Comenians share the last – and only the last – feature with Cartesians, they differ in (...)
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    Neurčitá Identita v Kvantové Oblasti a Strukturní Realismus.Petr Dvořák - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (3):1-39.
    The paper deals with the problem whether there can exist indeterminate identity. If one accepts Evans’s argument, then statements about indeterminate identity can be true, but only those, in which at least one of the singular terms does not refer determinately. One does not have to explain all vagueness as semantic, i.e. as indeterminacy of meaning, because some such statements can be true on account of indeterminacy of reality. This can be shown in the particular quantum case introduced by Lowe (...)
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    Aristotle and Hume on the Idea of Natural Necessity.David Botting - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (2):153-227.
    There is a tension in scholarship about Aristotle’s philosophy, especially his philosophy of science, between empiricist readings and rationalist readings. A prime site of conflict is Posterior Analytics II.19 where Aristotle, after having said that we know the first principles by induction suddenly says that we know them by nous. Those taking the rationalist side find in nous something like a faculty of “intuition” and are led to the conclusion that by “induction” Aristotle has some kind of idea of “intuitive (...)
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    Reply to Jiayu Zhang.Christopher Byrne - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (2):335-336.
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    Duns Scotus on the Nature of Justice.T. Allan Hillman & Tully Borland - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (2):275-305.
    Duns Scotus has a remarkably unique and comprehensive theory concerning the nature of justice. Alas, commentators on his work have yet to full flesh out the details. Here, we begin the process of doing so, focusing primarily on his metaethical views on justice, i.e., what justice is or amounts to. While Scotus’s most detailed account of justice can be found in his Ordinatio, we find further specifics emerging in a number of other contexts and works. We argue that Scotus offers (...)
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    Leibniz on Spontaneity, The Eduction of Substantial Forms, and Creaturely Interaction: A Tension.Davis Kuykendall - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (2):229-274.
    Leibniz argued that (i) substantial forms only begin to exist via Divine creation; (ii) created substances cannot transeuntly cause accidents in distinct substances; and yet (iii) created substances immanently produce their accidents. Some of Leibniz’s support for (i) came from his endorsement of a widely-made argument against the eduction of substantial forms. However, in defense of eduction, Suárez argued that if creatures cannot produce substantial forms, they also cannot produce accidents, threatening the consistency of (i) and (iii). In this paper, (...)
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    The Emergence of (Instrumental) Formalism and a New Conception of Science.David Svoboda & Prokop Sousedík - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (2):307-329.
    According to formalism, a mathematician is not concerned with mysterious metaphysical entities but with mathematical symbols. As a result, mathematical entities become simply sensible signs. However, the price that has to be paid for this move seems to be too high, for mathematics, at present considered to be the queen of sciences, turns out to be a to a contentless game. That is why it seems absurd to regard numbers and all mathematical entities as mere symbols. The aim of our (...)
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    Christopher Byrne: Aristotle’s Science of Matter and Motion.Jiayu Zhang - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (2):331-334.
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    A Response to “How (Not) to Be an Aristotelian with Regard to Contemporary Physics”.Louis Groarke - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (1):83-140.
    The paper is a Response to the article “How (Not) to Be an Aristotelian with Regard to Contemporary Physics”.
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    On a So-Called Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences.David S. Oderberg - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (1):141-148.
    Tyron Goldschmidt has recently published a non-paper in which he claims to demonstrate the causal power of absences. His non-paper is, precisely, an empty page. The non-paper is ingenious and at first ‘glance’ the ‘reader’ might think that the absence of words on the page does prove that negative beings can literally cause states such as surprise or disappointment. Closer analysis, however, shows that Goldschmidt’s clever non-paper not only lacks words but also lacks causal power. Serious metaphysical problems pile up (...)
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    Respects of Dependence.Michele Paolini Paoletti - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (1):49-82.
    In this paper I consider respects of dependence, namely, the fact that some entities depend on other entities in some respect or another. In the first section, I provide a characterization of contemporary debates on dependence based on respects of dependence. I also single out seven desiderata a good theory of dependence should satisfy and three ways of interpreting respects of dependence. In the second section, I criticize two such ways and, in the third section, I defend the remaining option, (...)
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    Love or Contemplation?Vlastimil Vohánka - 2019 - Studia Neoaristotelica 16 (1):5-47.
    This is an article in the philosophy of happiness — but one with an untypical focus. It clarifies the claim of the phenomenologist Dietrich von Hildebrand that high happiness comes especially from loving others, and compares it with the apparently rival Aristotelian claim that high happiness comes especially from contemplating God. The former claim is understood to be about felt love. Both claims are understood to be about felt happiness. The article argues that, in fact, the two claims are not (...)
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