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  1.  1
    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  6. 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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  8. 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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