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  1.  1
    On the Methodology of Metaphysics / Z Metodologii Metafizyki by Ks. Stanisław Kamiński.Kingsley Chidiebere Ekeocha - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):521-528.
    A review of the book: On the Methodology of Metaphysics / Z metodologii metafizyki by Ks. Stanisław Kamiński.
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    Love of Self as the Condition for a Gift of Self in Aquinas.Anthony T. Flood - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):419-435.
    The author attempts to contribute to the debate about the value of Aquinas’s account of love to philosophical personalism. He argues that to understand adequately Aquinas’s account of love in general and the aspect of the gift of self in particular, we must appreciate the importance of his account of appropriate self-love; moreover, self-love and love as a gift of self constitute two foundational poles on which we should base any development of a theory of love within Thomistic personalism. First, (...)
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    Kantianism and Thomistic Personalism on the Human Person: Self-Legislator or Self-Determiner?John F. X. Knasas - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):437-451.
    Inspired by a discussion about whether John Paul II grounded human dignity in a Kantian way, viz., emphasizing the person as an end unto itself, the author considers: the relations between Kant and Aquinas on the topic of the philosophical basis of human dignity, and John Paul II’s remarks on Kant’s ethics. He concludes that: both Kant and Aquinas ground human dignity upon human freedom, but both understand the human freedom differently; for Kant, human freedom is self-legislating and so exercised (...)
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    A Word From the Editor.R. Mary Hayden Lemmons - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):409-418.
    Selected papers of the Society for Thomistic Personalism: A Word from the Editor.
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  5. Personal Participation in the Thomistic Account of Natural Law.Catherine Peters - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):453-468.
    The author seeks to show how participation serves as a focal point of a Thomistic personalist account of natural law. While Aquinas himself does not invoke the concept of person in his account of natural law, the author argues that participation can and should be understood as a personal act. According to her, justification for this interpretation is found in the commonality of rationality: that which both makes a substance to be a person and renders the participation of man in (...)
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  6. Thomistic Personalism and Creation Metaphysics: Personhood Vs. Humanity and Ontological Vs. Ethical Dignity.Susan C. Selner-Wright - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):469-485.
    The author seeks to respond to the philosophical appeal of W. Norris Clarke, S.J., “to uncover the personalist dimension lying implicit within the fuller understanding of the very meaning and structure of the metaphysics of being itself, not hitherto explicit in either the metaphysical or personalist traditions themselves.” She does this by discussing the distinctions drawn by Karol Wojtyla: between a human being’s personhood and his humanity, and between the ontological dignity and the ethical dignity of the human person.
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  7. Penitential Method as Phenomenological: The Penitential Epoche.Daniel C. Wagner - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):487-518.
    Synthesizing Thomism and phenomenology, this paper compares the kind of reflective thinking and willing that goes on in penitential acts to Edmund Husserl’s method of the phenomenological ἐποχή. Analyzing penance up through the act of contrition, it first shows it to have three primary acts: the examination of conscience, the reordering of the will and the resolve not to sin again in regret. After presenting this Thomistic conception of contrition in detail, it then focuses on the essence of Husserl’s ἐποχή (...)
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  8. Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages by Peter Kwasniewski.Brian Welter - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (3):529-534.
    A review of the book: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages by Peter Kwasniewski.
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    To See a City Come Into Being in Speech: Genus and Analogy in Plato’s Republic.Steven Barmore - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):159-179.
    An understanding of the philosophical genus contributes to the perfection of the act of the philosophical habit of the human soul because reality is constituted by a multitude of overlapping genera. Because genera are constituted by a multitude of species unequally related to their generic aim, St. Thomas’s teaching on virtual quantity facilitates an understanding of the diversity of being. Analogy is an act of judgment that expresses an unequally proportionate relationship between beings. Like genus, analogy has to do with (...)
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    The Feminine Genius According to Edith Stein.Alexandra Cathey - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):295-337.
    The term feminine genius denotes a special intuition and sensitivity of a woman that helps her not only ascertain the needs of others but also empathize with the human condition in a way characteristic only of women. The article attempts to answer questions concerning the feminine genius, such as the following: What is spiritual motherhood? What is spiritual companionship? How can women express the qualities of companionship and motherhood in and out of their homes? What kind of obstacles do women (...)
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    A Teleological Interpretation of the Applicability of Rhetoric in the Peripatetic Tradition.Maria Joanna Gondek - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):181-199.
    For Aristotle, the classification of the audience is the basis of distinguishing the main genres of rhetoric. Due to the auditor receiving political, judicial or educational content, there is a distinction into deliberative, judicial, and epideictic rhetoric. There are three more specific ends of rhetoric connected with the three basic types of auditors. Due to the communicative character of rhetoric, these ends are achieved against the background of the relation to the subject of the speech, referring to the decisions made (...)
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  12. Considerations on the Essence of Man / Rozważania o Istocie Człowieka by Karol Wojtyła.Michael Nnamdi Konye - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):357-364.
    This bilingual edition of Considerations is the first of its kind in the publication history of Karol Wojtyła’s earliest philosophical work on man. Its unique import for contemporary readership is already anticipated by the publishers. Hence, in writing this review, I undertake the moderate task of facilitating its reception by Wojtyła’s English-speaking audience....
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  13. Aristotelian-Thomistic Teleological Behavioral Psychology Reconstruction.William McVey - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):201-236.
    The article is based on Robert Kugelmann’s work, Psychology and Catholicism: Contested Boundaries. It examines the development of Catholic psychology as a history of defining boundaries within scientific empirical psychology from 1829 to the present. The author divides the historical period into three periods: One: Neoscholastic Rational Psychology ; Two: After Vatican II Psychology ; and Three: An Emerging Thomistic Rational Teleological Behavioral Psychology. The essay examines the development of Neoscholastic rational psychology as a response to modernist experimental psychology. The (...)
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  14. Ethics Primer / Elementarz Etyczny by Karol Wojtyła.Lambert Uwaoma Nwauzor - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):365-372.
    Ethics Primer makes an exciting reading which updates an earlier edition of Karol Wojtyła’s moral treatise, That Christ May Make Use of Us. Being a bilingual edition, it appeals to a wider audience as a resource book on the objective principles of moral life and their applications. It also serves as a polemic work against various misunderstandings arising from ethical naturalism or materialism. This means that Wojtyła resorted to the application of general metaphysical principles in order to construct an integral (...)
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    El Debate En Torno Al ‘Argumento Del Intellectus Essentiae’ y la ‘Distinción Real’ Entre la Esencia y El Ser En El De Ente Et Essentia de Tomás de Aquino [The Debate on the ‘Intellectus Essentiae Argument’ and the ‘Real Distinction’ Between Essence and Being in the De Ente Et Essentia by Thomas Aquinas].Fernanda Ocampo - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):237-261.
    The so-called ‘intellectus essentiae argument’ has constituted one of the resources of some 13th century authors, to establish the ‘real distinction’ between essence and being in every creature. This argument is also present in Aquinas’ De Ente et Essentia, a work in which, the philosopher is believed to have tried to demonstrate the ‘real distinction or composition’ as well. Now, it is precisely the meaning and scope of this argument regarding the demonstration of the ‘real distinction’ in Thomas’ argumentation that (...)
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  16. A Response to Brian Welter’s Review of Peter Redpath’s The Moral Psychology of St. Thomas: An Introduction to Ragamuffin Ethics.Marvin Peláez - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):373-389.
    The main purpose of this response is twofold, to: acknowledge and elaborate on aspects of Welter’s review that highlight key points in Redpath’s book, and make some precisions and amplifications so that both authors can be better appreciated for what they offer in their works to contemporary readers.
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  17. The Person in Relation: An Analysis of Great Catholic Education Via Thomistic Personalism.Melissa Salisbury - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):263-291.
    The author shows the usefulness of the philosophy of Thomistic personalism in determining the type of education most beneficial to the human person’s highest development by building on St. Thomas Aquinas’s idea of personal relation according to both the first act-esse and the second act-operari. Because the richness of this philosophy involves the use of Thomistic metaphysics and metaethics, anthropology, political philosophy, phenomenology and aesthetics and is meant to be applied, the author helps discover a unique and fitting tool by (...)
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  18. Silence and the Audibility of the Word: Contemplative Listening as a Fundamental Act of the New Evangelization. Part 3: Christ Reveals Man to Himself on Calvary.J. Marianne Siegmund - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):339-354.
    In the third part of her arguing for contemplative listening as a fundamental act of the new evangelization, the author shows that the concrete place where the anthropological and theological dimensions of listening converge is at the foot of the Cross. Man discovers the truth of his being as silent listener in his encounter with Christ by standing with Mary under the Cross, which is the place where, with her, he participates most fully in Christ’s eternal being as Listener; as (...)
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  19. The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education Edited by Tom Harrison and David I. Walker.Brian Welter - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (2):391-396.
    The collection of essays by different academics expresses a wide range of nuanced views on virtue ethics. Divided into three main parts, part one provides depth and breadth in introducing the history and philosophy of virtue education. Part two explores teaching applications. The third part focuses on virtue education’s bearing on friendship, patriotism, gratitude, and courage. The book’s audience includes readers interested in Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas, moral theologians and ethicists, and educators. The latter benefit from the fine balance (...)
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    Fashioning Episodes Through Virtual Habit: The Efficacy of Pre-Lived Experience.Donna E. West - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):81-99.
    In MS 620, C. S. Peirce crafts his ultimate statement regarding habit-formation. Here he defines and illustrates the influence of specific vivid virtual habits with the objective of changing future beliefs/actions. The specificity of the protoplans as deter-minations invites immediate implementation of action interventions, or recommenda-tions to change action approaches. In this way, virtual habits transcend mere possibility for implementation of the action strategy; their vividity and specificity uniquely qualify them as soon to be actualized episodes.
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  21. Peirce, Sebeok, and the Semiotic Reformation on Contemporary Communications.Maria Asuncion L. Magsino - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):11-31.
    Language in a broad sense becomes imperative for communication to ensue. Language considered as a system of signs and signification is achieved through a process involving sign relations, e.g. semiosis. Charles S. Peirce’s Theory of Signs can provide a basic framework for the elucidation of the intelligibility of signs. Furthermore, the ability for generating sign processes in an organized manner is determined by what Thomas A. Sebeok designates as an organism’s modeling capacity. Modeling capacities range from primitive to complex, thus (...)
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  22. La Originalidad de la Ontología Tomista y Su Giro En Torno Al Ser / The Originality of the Thomistic Ontology and Its Turn to Being.Claudio Marenghi - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):33-67.
    The article attempts to delineate the core of the metaphysical thought of Thomas Aquinas consisting in overcoming Platonism and Aristotelianism. By following the teaching of great European Thomists of the 20th century, Etienne Gilson and Cornelio Fabro, the author tries to summarize that which, according to him, seems to constitute the core content of Thomistic metaphysics, especially its turn to the theme of being. He also refers to selected critical texts of more recent Anglo-Saxon Thomists, such as Lawrence Dewan and (...)
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  23. Why Augustinian Apologetics and Logical Dialectic Are Not Enough to Defend the Reasonableness of the Christian Faith in an Increasingly-Fragmented World.Peter A. Redpath - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):69-80.
    From close to its inception, St. Augustine’s misunderstanding of the nature of ancient Greek philosophy, “Christian philosophy,” and the way the human soul essentially relates to human body caused formal Christian education to be born in a somewhat unhealthy condition, founded upon a devastating mistake of organizational self-misunderstanding, which essentially prevented it from comprehending how human reason could function both abstractly as a contemplative scientific intellect and concretely as a command and control prudential reason. This flaw in Augustinian psychology of (...)
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  24. Silence and the Audibility of the Word: Contemplative Listening as a Fundamental Act of the New Evangelization. Part 2: Jesus Christ, the Eternal Listener.J. Marianne Siegmund - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):119-137.
    In the second part of her arguing for contemplative listening as a fundamental act of the new evangelization, the author turns to the theological perspective of Jesus Christ as the eternal Listener and, thus, focuses upon his act of listening, which is the unique per-sonal form of his eternal divinity. The author addresses the following issues. Granted that listening has to do with obedi-ent readiness, how can one say it is in the eternal Son, who, being God, would seem to (...)
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    Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity by Antonia Fitzpatrick.Brian Welter - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):141-146.
    Antonia Fitzpatrick argues clearly throughout Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity that the Dominican saint never consistently achieves a coherent, unified understanding of the nature of the continuity of bod-ily matter across the human lifespan, death, and future resurrection. This inconsistency stems largely from Aquinas relying partly on Aris-totle and partly on Averroes’ commentary on the ancient philosopher without ever committing to either, the author comes to conclude...
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  26. The Problem and the Meaning of Material Poverty in the Age of Globalization. The Ethical and Pedagogical Aspect.Małgorzata Łobacz - 2018 - Studia Gilsoniana 7 (1):103-118.
    The author discusses the social and anthropological problem of material poverty from the ethical and pedagogical perspective. The article consists of three sections which respectively concentrate on the following topics: poverty and globalization, ways of helping the needy, and poverty as a chance for personal development. The author concludes that poverty improperly approached by society can lead to a depersonaliza-tion of both the poor and those who live with them: the former are attached with tags or marginalized, and the latter (...)
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