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  1.  1
    What Can a Conversation Between Ayn Rand, Socrates, and the Apostle Paul Teach Us About Our Highest Good?Owen Anderson - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1089-1106.
    Ayn Rand, through her character Fransisco d’Anconia in Atlas Shrugged, taught that the Apostle Paul is wrong when he says money is a root of all kinds of evil. Instead, she argues that money is perhaps the greatest invention of humanity and is the foundation of civilization. In this article, Dr. Anderson challenges Rand’s understanding of good and evil first by comparing d’Anconia to Thrasymachus and then by considering good and evil in the Biblical Worldview. These connections make it possible (...)
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  2. Proprietà E Identità: La Dottrina Sociale Della Chiesa E L’Unione Fra Cristianesimo E Capitalismo.Renato Cristin - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1055-1088.
    This paper reaffirms the truth of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church and its impact in the socioeconomic sphere in Western Civilization. Specifically, it seeks to put in order the chaos in which secularized European society currently finds itself. Through Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi’s interpretation of CSD, the author dispels erroneous notions of collectivism surrounding private property, productive work, solidarity, and subsidiarity by arguing that a proper understanding of these principles supports a healthy capitalism, which in turn supports human dignity. (...)
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    God and Man at the University of Chicago: Religious Commitments of Three Economists.J. Daniel Hammond - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1183-1217.
    The purpose of this paper is to examine how three very different Chicago economists, Milton Friedman, Frank H. Knight, and John U. Nef, Jr., handled the question of God and religion. The author shows that for each of these three figures, their stance on religion set limits on the effectiveness of their intellectual efforts in the public sphere of their university, the larger academic community, and American society.
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    Anatomy of the Progressive Revolution.Thomas A. Michaud - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1107-1120.
    A cultural infrastructure of shared morality is necessary for the success of market economics. Traditional views maintain that religion is the nurturing source of the morality, which grows in the culture. The Progressive revolution aims to overturn Traditional morality and impose its social justice morality on culture. This article dissects and critiques the multifaceted Progressive revolution in the United States, while contrasting it with the Traditional view. It argues that the ultimate aim of the Progressive revolution is to redefine the (...)
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    The ‘Unity of Economic and Moral Practice’: Japanese Religious Sensibility and the Person-Centered Economic Tradition of Japan.Jason Morgan - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1137-1181.
    In Japan, the ideal of economic practice has long been rooted in a native Shintō-inspired religious sensibility according to which the world is populated by a myriad of deities. This engenders an understanding of the other in an economic transaction as having a transcendent nature, and of the household and wider society as a fortiori transcending the individual economic actor. In turn, the transcendent view of the human person has nurtured a person-centered approach to economic activity in Japan. The author (...)
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    The Uncommon Common Sense of the Science of Economics: Sound Money and How It Relates to the Economist as Liberal Artist and Prudential Organizational Psychologist.Peter A. Redpath - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1121-1136.
    Well known to students of St. Thomas Aquinas is that he maintained that the whole of a science is contained in its principles and that its principles are contained in its definitions. The author takes as his point of departure for this article a definition of money that he gave in the article he wrote for the 2019 Aquinas School of Leadership’s School of Economics inaugural issue for the Studia Gilsoniana: “Aristotle and Aquinas on the Virtue of Money as a (...)
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  7. Religion and Economics: Editors’ Introduction.Peter A. Redpath, Marvin B. D. Peláez & Jason Morgan - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (5):1045-1054.
    The response to the special 2019 issue of Studia Gilsoniana on economics was so positive that it led to the creation of the Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics. This 2021 publication is, therefore, a second special issue of Studia Gilsoniana on the same theme and the second installment of ASLSE’s economic journals. We are delighted to present here further fruits of thought from the maturing Studia Gilsoniana and ASLSE partnership. Economics is held to be a value-free, scientific enterprise, (...)
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    What Is the Gift?Pedro García Casas - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):955-973.
    This article discusses the problem of gift from the perspective of philosophical personalism. Since there are different doctrines of gift, it first provides an overview of anthropological, sociological, philosophical, ethical, and religious approaches to the nature of gift. Then, it delineates the essential notes of the gift and its structure, and relates the gift to duties of justice. Finally, it shows that the gift constitutes an anthropological transcendental that helps us to better understand man and his supernatural dimension.
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  9. Why and How Gilson’s Institute of Mediaeval Studies Was Different From Other Medieval Programs.James K. Farge - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):775-786.
    Etienne Gilson was convinced that a multidisciplinary core curriculum was essential to educate scholars properly about the Middle Ages. Having failed to interest universities on both sides of the Atlantic in his vision, he was elated in1927 to find that the priests at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto were eager to implement his approach. Although enrollment was hindered by both the Great Depression of the 1930s and the subsequent Second World War, Gilson’s Institute of Mediaeval Studies produced (...)
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    St. Thomas and the Bard: On Beauty in the Tempest and the Limits of Aesthetic Experience.Daniel Fitzpatrick - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):789-812.
    The paper addresses the matter of differences of aesthetic judgment by examining Shakespeare’s Tempest through the Thomistic understanding of substance and of beauty. It seeks principally to explore three elements of aesthetic inquiry: what characterizes the subject who perceives beauty? what characterizes the object of aesthetic experience? and how do aesthetic judgments differ from sensual perceptions? The Tempest serves as particularly fruitful territory for such exploration in virtue of the persons of Miranda and Caliban, who by the limitations of their (...)
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  11. Specific Research Elements in Andrzej Maryniarczyk’s Realistic Metaphysics.Natalia Gondek - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):813-828.
    The paper deals with the specific nature of research in realistic metaphysics by Andrzej Maryniarczyk. The first part presents the method of realistic metaphysics, i.e., metaphysical separation, which constitutes the basic method of forming the understanding of being. The second part focuses on the characteristics of the system of metaphysics as a cognitive response to the existence of reality. The third part concentrates on the metaphysical theory of creation ex nihilo, showing the essential aspects of this theory. All the presented (...)
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  12. The Existential Metaphysics of the Person. Part 2: Esse Personale and the Metaphysical Turn.Arkadiusz Gudaniec - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):829-846.
    Against the background of the model of the metaphysics of the person which was initiated by Thomas Aquinas and developed in the Lublin Philosophical School, this paper focuses on the attempt to show the philosophical breakthrough that the concept of personal existence can bring, and points out the most important theoretical consequences of adopting this theory in metaphysics. It outlines the elements of a new metaphysics of the person, based on the concept of personal existence, and hypothesizes about the metaphysical (...)
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    Pragmatist Idea of Democracy in Education and Its Meaning for Educational Innovation in Vietnam Today.Kien Thi Pham & Dung Xuan Bui - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):975-995.
    This paper uses the philosophical methods employed by Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey to formulate pragmatism’s basic ideas about education. The ideas proposed by the pragmatists are also used to compare and define their relationship between each other in order to create a new philosophy of democratic education. Based on the assumptions of pragmatism to show democracy in education, the paper explains the application of pragmatism to educational reform in Vietnam today. For pragmatism is to be what (...)
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    Metaphysics and Evolution: Response to Critics.Dennis F. Polis - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):847-891.
    I respond to Michał Chaberek’s and Robert A. Delfino’s criticisms of my argument that evolution is compatible with Aristotelian-Thomistic metaphysics. Biological species, as secondary substances, are beings of reason founded in the natures of their instances. They are traceable to God’s creative intent, but not to universal exemplars. Aquinas teaches that concepts are derived from sensible accidents. Thus, evolution’s directed variation of such accidents will eventually require new species concepts. This accords with projective realism, which allows diverse, well-founded concepts based (...)
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  15. With a Diamond in His Shoe: Reflections on Jorge J. E. Gracia’s Quest for Self-Perfection.Peter A. Redpath - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):997-1029.
    Jorge J. E. Gracia, was born in Cuba in 1942. At age 19, he escaped Cuba and arrived in the United States. In 2019, 58 years later, in a nation which, prior to his arrival in North America, had no major Latino cultural presence in higher education and philosophy, Gracia rose to hold the Samuel P. Capen Chair and State University of New York at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature. In this position, he became the leading figure (...)
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  16. Filozoficzne, Teologiczne I Afektywne Racje Uzasadniające Powołanie.Marcin Sieńkowski - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):893-913.
    “Philosophical, Theological and Affective Reasons for Vocation”: The article deals with the problem of justifying a vocation. The arguments used to justify the existence of God were used for this. It has been shown that for the existence of a vocation one can present natural, supernatural and affective reasons. The supernatural reasons are necessary and sufficient for understanding the vocation; natural and affective reasons are helpful, but they do not ultimately determine the existence of a vocation.
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  17. Mieczysław A. Krąpiec’s Metaphysics of Law.Katarzyna Stępień - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):915-941.
    The subject of interest of the philosophy of law developed by Mieczysław A. Krąpiec is the existence of natural law, the ways in which the content of this law is formulated, the basis of established law and justice, the relationship between established law and natural law, and the conditions of law’s implementation in various communities. Krąpiec proposed, firstly, a realistic interpretation of law as a real and interpersonal relation; secondly, a concept of the analogical natural law; and thirdly, the interpretation (...)
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  18. Science and the Christian Faith by Christopher C. Knight.Brian Welter - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (4):945-951.
    This paper is a review of Christopher C. Knight’s book, Science and the Christian Faith. According to the author, Knight’s book sheds light on the wide differences between Orthodox and western theology and applies Orthodox-inspired perspectives to explaining many key aspects and terms, such as the fall and its ramifications, miracles, grace, the sacraments, the western distinction between the natural and the supernatural, and the link between the Logos and the logoi. The author concludes that Knight’s book is an attempt (...)
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  19. Un Nuevo Concepto de ‘Persona’ En la Filosofía Wojtyliana Desde El Análisis Fenomenológico y Metafísico En Persona y Acción.Pedro García Casas - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):635-666.
    "A New Concept of ‘Person’ in Wojtylian Philosophy: A Phenomenological and Metaphysical Analysis of The Acting Person”: This article discusses Karol Wojtyła’s study on the concept of “person” and its anthropological foundations. It refers to his great book: The Acting Person, in which Wojtyła approaches the reality of the person from the perspective of the person’s action. The article shows that, in his book, Wojtyła goes beyond classical Thomism by following the great intuitions of Personalism and Phenomenology and putting them (...)
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  20. Separation as the Basic Method of Realistic Metaphysics: The Approach by the Lublin Philosophical School Representatives.Tomasz Duma - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):611-633.
    The author discusses the problem of separation as the base method of metaphysical cognition as approached by the Lublin Philosophical School representatives. He begins by showing the sources of the method, seeing them in St. Thomas Aquinas’s intuitions which were discovered only in the 20th century by those who developed the existential interpretation of Aquinas’s metaphysics. In this context, the author draws attention to the achievements of the creators and co-creators of the Lublin Philosophical School. They made an exceptional contribution (...)
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  21. Zamoyska’s Conception of Work as a Method of Self-Fulfillment.Maria Joanna Gondek - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):667-689.
    Zamoyska presented reflections unique for the European social thought. She identified with philosophical and religious views considering work as the fundamental manner of fulfilling man’s individual and social life. However, from the standpoint of a practical human life, these ideas lacked an important factor. And namely, showing precisely the way of performing work itself. Thus, work requires employing an appropriate method, which translates directly into the practice of human life. And she did not mean a narrowly conceived method, concerning selected (...)
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    John Paul II’s Gamble with ‘the Meaning of Life’.Joshua P. Hochschild - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):491-515.
    One of John Paul II’s remarkable innovations was his embrace of the question of “the meaning of life.” The question of “the meaning of life” was never asked before the 19th century, and it was slow to be integrated into Catholic discourse. When the question of life’s meaning emerged, it effectively replaced a prior question, about the purpose or te-los of life, with a very different set of theoretical assumptions. From the traditional per-spective, the question of life’s meaning is highly (...)
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  23. On the Metaphysical Cognition. O Poznaniu Metafizycznym by Stanisław Kamiński.Justyna Horbowska - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):713-721.
    This paper is a review of the book On the Metaphysical Cognition by Stanisław Kamiński, one of the founders of the Lublin School of Philosophy which refers to the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition. The book consists of a selection of Kamiński’s five articles devoted to the specificity of metaphysical cognition. According to the author, Kamiński’s book is not only a unique contribution to the understanding of cognition in classical metaphysics, but also a valuable reading suggestion for all interested in the general methodology (...)
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    Étienne Gilson: L’Idée de la Beauté Et Sa Conception de L’Art.Piotr Jaroszyński - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):731-747.
    "Étienne Gilson: His Idea of Beauty and Art”: Two books of Étienne Gilson are especially important in the area of aesthetics: Painting and Reality and The Arts of the Beautiful. In my essay I discuss Gilson’s idea of beauty and his idea of art. To some degree, É. Gilson follows traditional Thomistic point of view, i.e., he claims that the beautiful is that which pleases when seen, or that which consists of integrity, proportion and clarity. He gives, however, a new (...)
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  25. Troska o Autorytet W Wychowaniu Do Wiary Wobec Współczesnych Wyzwań Kulturowych.Tomasz Kopiczko - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):691-710.
    "Caring for Authority in Education in Faith in the Face of Some Contemporary Cultural Challenges”: The author tries to answer the question: What should be done in the contemporary socio-cultural context to help educators in faith retain their authority? Firstly, he presents the classical understanding of authority. Secondly, he describes contemporary cultural challenges to authority in education. Thirdly, he analyzes specific qualities of educators in religious faith.
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    On Affirming the Unintelligible God: Examining Denys Turner’s Account of Atheism.Kaz Kukiela - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):749-761.
    This paper investigates Denys Turner’s article, “On Denying the Right God: Aquinas on Atheism and Idolatry.” According to the author, Denys Turner’s account contributes to theist and atheist debates by treating the issue of whether God can be intelligibly comprehended with great emphasis.
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  27. No Meaning for Believers? A Reply to Joshua Hochschild.Mirela Oliva - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):517-544.
    Joshua Hochschild credits John Paul II for the success of the expression “meaning of life” among Christians, but he warns that this expression stems from a modern framework different from classical theism. Hochschild’s criticism challenges theists to clarify how the quest for meaning channels the basic questions of classic theism while advancing new ones. First, I will propose a different historical reconstruction of the “meaning of life,” tracing its origin back to the medieval sensus and its use in Biblical hermeneutics. (...)
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  28. Thomas Aquinas on Grace as a Mysterious Kind of Creature.Elliot Polsky - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):545–578.
    Although the question of whether, in the thought of Thomas Aquinas, sanctifying grace is “created” or “uncreated” has received considerable attention in the last several decades, many of the questions and arguments proposed by those, such as Karl Rahner, Jerome Ebacher, and A.N. Williams, in favor of grace being uncreated have gone unanswered. Among these ancillary questions and arguments are those concerning the proper subject of grace, the categorial classification of grace, and the reason for the mystery and unconsciousness of (...)
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  29. On the Foundational Compatibility of Phenomenology and Thomism.Daniel C. Wagner - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):579-607.
    Jacques Maritain criticized Husserl’s phenomenological method—the ἔποχή—as being incompatible with the realism of St. Thomas Aquinas. Maritain equated phenomenology with idealism, holding that it universally negates the existence of known objects as things in the world. Not surprisingly, then, a tendency has arisen in the thought of Thomists commenting on Karol Wojtyła’s phenomenological-Thomism to distance Wojtyła’s method from that of Husserl. However, since Wojtyła himself saw fit to appropriate the phenomenological method, Thomists will do well to reevaluate Husserl’s ἔποχή. This (...)
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  30. La Critica Alla Rivoluzione Nel Pensiero di Augusto Del Noce by Roberto de Mattei.Brian Welter - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (3):723-728.
    This paper is a review of Roberto de Mattei’s book, La critica alla Rivoluzione nel pensiero di Augusto Del Noce [The Criticism of the Revolution in the Thought of Augusto Del Noce]. According to the author, de Mattei’s book acquaints the reader with Del Noce’s criticism of the destructive nature of revolution as that which stems from the ideas of modern philosophy and culminates in current politics and culture.
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    Is There Beauty in Physics?Matthew D’Antuono - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):227-253.
    Given how often physicists talk about beauty, the author tries to understand what they are talking about, what they mean, and whether or not there is any truth to what they are saying. The main questions he addresses are: When discussing the nature and beauty of physics, are we doing physics, science, psychology, or philosophy? And, does the meaning of the physicists’ acclamations actually line up with the true nature of beauty? The author concludes that there can be truth in (...)
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    Polaridad Dialéctica Libertad-Necesidad En la Actividad Económica a Partir de la Obra de Millán-Puelles.Urbano Ferrer - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):255-275.
    "Dialectical Polarity between Freedom and Necessity in Economic Activity in the Light of the Work of Antonio Millán-Puelles": In the light of the work of Antonio Millán-Puelles, the article seeks to discuss the correlations between human needs, welfare and freedom in their most basic forms of economic praxis. The reason for such correlations lies in the corporeal mediation of economic activity which is already present at the level of their subsistence; this mediation is that on which the very fact of (...)
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    San Bernardo y El Amor Cortés.Étienne Gilson - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):411-446.
    "Saint Bernard and Courtly Love": The author discusses the problem of whether there is any interrelation between Cistercian mysticism, in St. Bernard of Clairveaux’s time, and courtly love. He concludes that cortly love and the Cistercian conception of mystical love are two independent products of the civilization of the twelfth century. They express the different surroundings in which they were respectively born; the one codifying life as led in a princely court, and the other expressing what men make of it (...)
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    The Existential Metaphysics of the Person. Part 1: The Classical Concept of the Person and the Metaphysical Theory of Esse.Arkadiusz Gudaniec - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):277-292.
    The article is the first part of a brief presentation of a research project aimed at introducing the concept of the existential metaphysics of the person—a contribution to classical anthropology based on so-called existential metaphysics. Firstly, it discusses the roots of this concept in the light of the classical concept of person and of the philosophical thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. In particular, it discusses Aquinas’s significant achievement in combining the philosophical-theological concept of the person with the metaphysical theory of (...)
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    Developing Distinctions of Classical Principles for Modern Constitutions: Integralism: A Manual of Political Philosophy by Fr. Thomas Crean and Alan Fimister.Brian M. McCall - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):455-474.
    Father Thomas Crean and Alan Fimister have produced a comprehensive yet concise treatise on classical political and legal philosophy in Integralism: A Manual of Political Philosophy. As the title implies the hallmark of their approach is that jurisprudence, political philosophy, moral philosophy, and theology are not separate disciplines but integrally related. Their exposition and arguments move seamlessly among theology, philosophy, and jurisprudence. The second characteristic of Crean and Fimister’s work is how they interweave within a classical reading of Aristotle and (...)
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    The Moral Philosophy of Lucretius and Aquinas: Competing Ends and Means.Jason Nehez - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):293-319.
    The author first explains wisdom and its importance to moral philosophy. Secondly, he follows with a consideration of the nature of things and the soul as told by Lucretius. Then he presents a brief summary on St. Thomas understanding of soul and how his faculty psychology is a superior explanation of moral philosophy. The author concludes by showing how Lucretius’ ethical system fails and to attain true happiness we must take up a faculty psychology aimed at virtue and the perfection (...)
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    How to Reverse the Widespread Global Disorder That Nonsensical Principles of Utopian Socialism/Marxism Are Currently Causing.Peter A. Redpath - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):353-384.
    This article considers the nature of Marxism as a species of Enlightenment Utopian Socialism, the relation of both these to a denial of nature of common sense properly understood. It argues that underlying all species of Enlightenment Utopian Socialism are psychological principles that deny the reality of evidently known first principles of understanding that are measures of truth in all forms of psychologically healthy human knowing and reasoning. In addition, it maintains that, as a result of these essentially anarchic psychological (...)
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    Measuring, Judging and the Good Life: Aquinas and Kant.David Ross - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):321-350.
    This paper examines St. Thomas Aquinas’s and Immanuel Kant’s notions of measurement and judgment, particularly measuring and judging beauty, to demonstrate their respective conclusions about the highest achievement of man. For St. Thomas’s view, I draw from a variety of St. Thomas’s writings as well as rely on Peter Redpath’s research into St. Thomas’s understanding of measuring and judging. For Kant’s view, I focus on Kant’s perspective as written in The Critique of Judgement. In this paper, I argue that by (...)
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    Siena, City of the Virgin: Illustrated by Titus Burckhardt.Samuel Bendeck Sotillos - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):449-454.
    Siena, Italy—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—was the home of St. Bernardino and St. Catherine and is known for its architectural beauty and its religious devotion, particularly to the Virgin Mary. Sienna was regarded in the medieval era as “The City of the Virgin.” The art historian and philosopher of religion Titus Burckhardt, who explores the city with the reader of this book, was one of the 20th century’s most renowned experts on sacred art. The interdependence of the human and the (...)
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    The Heart of Culture by Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership.Brian Welter - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):475-480.
    This paper is a review of the book: Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership, The Heart of Culture. The author highlights that the book takes a chronological view of western education, beginning from its roots in ancient Greece, through its development by Christianity, up to its present crisis, and stresses that what western education needs today to correct its errors is not a specific plan of action, but a set of principles, including the cultivation of wisdom and virtue.
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    What It Means to Be Human: Anthropological and Ethical Reflections on Navigating the Vulnerability and Fragility of Human Existence During Times of Illness.Katharina Westerhorstmann - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (2):385-407.
    This paper is intended to consider whether human vulnerability as manifested in the situation of being ill can be accepted as a profound human limitation in life that contributes to a deeper understanding of what it ultimately means to be human—to learn not only to live with suffering but to live through it. Also a further horizon, which is looked at more closely from philosophical and theological points of view, is drawn by understanding one’s own being as gift.
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    Creation Is Not Generation: A Response to Brian Carl.Michał Chaberek - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):11-43.
    Dr. Brian T. Carl published a paper, “Thomas Aquinas on the Proportionate Causes of Living Species,” in which he defends a thesis that the principle of proportionate cause, as understood by Aquinas, cannot be used to contradict the modern theory of biological evolution. This rejoinder explores thoroughly Carl’s argument, specifically his idea that spontaneous generation serves as a model to explain causality in biological evolution. It is shown that Aquinas indeed accepts proportionate causes in spontaneous generation, but this fact cannot (...)
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    Metaphysics and Evolution: A Response to Dennis F. Polis.Michał Chaberek - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):45-69.
    This paper is a response to Dennis F. Polis’s article “The Compatibility of Evolution and Classical Metaphysics”, which offered a critique of the author’s article “Classical Metaphysics and Theistic Evolution: Why Are They Incompatible?”. In order to justify and maintain his objections to the compatibility of classical metaphysics and theistic evolution, the author concentrates on three problems: the definition of evolution, the Aristotelian-Thomistic understanding of substance, and the clarification of why Dr. Polis’s responses to his arguments fail.
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    The Compatibility of Evolution and Thomistic Metaphysics: A Reply to Dennis F. Polis.Robert A. Delfino - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):71-102.
    In this article the author discusses Dennis F. Polis’ defense of the compatibility of biological evolution and Thomistic metaphysics. Some of Polis’ methodological and metaphysical arguments are examined and it is explained why they are unfaithful to the Thomistic tradition of metaphysics. There is a discussion of why metaphysics can, within certain parameters, critique the science of evolutionary biology, as well as a discussion of the role of metaphysics in the hierarchy of the sciences. The relationship between biological species to (...)
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    The Perennial Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Great Books Tradition.Heather M. Erb - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):103-133.
    In this article I argue for the pedagogical complementarity of the perennial wisdom of St. Thomas and Mortimer Adler’s dialectical method of the Great Books, where the Great Books highlight the ministerial function of the imagination to the will and intellect in the order of learning. Characterized by communal inquiry, the thought of St. Thomas and the Great Books are shown to be well matched instruments of the special Providence by which we direct one another to our proper end. A (...)
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    Karol Wojtyła: A Thomist or a Phenomenologist?Piotr Jaroszyński - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):135-152.
    The author seeks to answer the question of whether Karol Wojtyła was a Thomist or a phenomenologist. He lists four possible answers: 1) Wojtyła was a Thomist; 2) Wojtyła was a phenomenologist; 3) Wojtyła was both a Thomist and a phenomenologist, meaning one with an inclination toward both Thomism and phenomenology; and 4) Wojtyła was none of them, meaning one who sought to go beyond both Thomism and phenomenology. In order to determine which of these responses is most adequate, the (...)
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    Człowiek I Społeczność Obywatelska Według Antonia Rosminiego.Tomasz Orzeł - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):153-180.
    "Man and Civil Society According to Antonio Rosmini": This article is an attempt to answer the question about the social status of man in the thought of Antonio Rosmini, namely: Is, and if so then to what extent, the human person a subject of the civil society? To find the answer, it discusses the following themes: 1) the correlation between the civil society and other societies, 2) relationships that constitute the civil society, 3) the constitutive features of the civil society, (...)
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    Freedom and Religion: A Realistic Correlation.Katarzyna Stępień - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):181-205.
    The article points to voluntarism as a tendency in the history of philosophy, which consists in the theoretical justification for the phenomenon of the absolutization of freedom. This phenomenon also occurs in practical life, where freedom is no longer understood as freedom to truth and goodness enjoyed within the limits of natural law, but as negative freedom, i.e., as a space of free choices made without any determination, limitation and coercion, as privacy, or ultimately as complete independence from one’s own (...)
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    Dieu Existe-T-Il? Les Preuves de L’Existence de Dieu by Frère Pierre Marie.Brian Welter - 2021 - Studia Gilsoniana 10 (1):209-216.
    This paper is a review of the book: Frère Pierre Marie, O.P., Dieu existe-t-il? Les preuves de l’existence de Dieu. The author highlights that Frère Pierre Marie’s book describes the shortcomings of modern philosophies, and can serve as both a challenging introduction to the basics of Thomistic thought and a powerful apologetic resource for well-versed Thomists.
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