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    The Root of Sin is Still Undiscovered.Michael Barnwell - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):147-160.
    In “Aquinas’s Original Discovery: A Reply to Barnwell,” Steven Jensen offers five objections to my earlier claim that Aquinas’s explanation of the origin of sin, also known as his “original discovery,” does not succeed. In this paper, I quickly summarize Aquinas’s putative discovery and my initial criticism. I then begin to address Jensen’s five objections. The issue at hand between Jensen and myself largely rests upon disagreeing over the truth of a particular conditional; I claim the conditional is true whereas (...)
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  2. The Virtual Presence of Acquired Virtues in the Christian.W. Scott Cleveland & Brandon Dahm - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):75-100.
    Aquinas’s doctrine that infused virtues accompany sanctifying grace raises many questions. We examine one: how do the infused virtues relate to the acquired virtues? More precisely, can the person with the infused virtues possess the acquired virtues? We argue for an answer consistent with and informed by Aquinas’s writings, although it goes beyond textual evidence, as any answer to this question must. There are two plausible, standard interpretations of Aquinas on this issue: the coexistence view and transformation view. After explaining (...)
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  3. St. Thomas, Teaching, and the Intellectual Virtue of Art.Randall G. Colton - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):101-127.
    Applying Thomas Aquinas’s account of the intellectual virtue of art to teaching yields valuable results both for those who wish to understand teaching better and those looking for models of the approach to virtue epistemology Roberts and Wood call “regulative.” To vindicate that claim, this article proceeds in four steps: First, I introduce Thomas’s taxonomy of the intellectual virtues in light of a pair of distinctions between practical and speculative knowledge and between immanent and transient operations. In the second section, (...)
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  4. Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus. By Tushar Irani.Scott F. Crider - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):179-181.
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    Leibniz on God and Religion: A Reader. By Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Translated and Edited by Lloyd Strickland. [REVIEW]Thomas Feeney - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):181-184.
  6. Readings of Plato’s Apology of Socrates: Defending The Philosophical Life. Edited by Vivil Valvik Haralden, Olof Pettersson, and Oda E. Wiese Tvedt.Gene Fendt - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):177-178.
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  7. The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Relgion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics. By William Desmond.Philip Gonzales - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):173-176.
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  8. Proto-Sin.Steven J. Jensen - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):161-171.
    Michael Barnwell has helpfully clarified his criticisms of Aquinas’s explanation of proto-sins. In this response, I further clarify my own defense of Aquinas. Although the sinner lacks one rule, he has at hand another: he is aware that if he chooses, then he must have the rule of his action. This rule is conditional, that is, he is not obliged—categorically—to have the rule at hand; rather, he is obliged to have the rule only if he chooses. An additional clarification concerns (...)
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    Atheism and Agnosticism. By Graham Oppy.Glenn B. Siniscalchi - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):184-185.
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  10. Creation as Efficient Causation in Aquinas.Julie Loveland Swanstrom - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):1-27.
    In this article, I explore Aquinas’s account of divine creative activities as a type of efficient causation. I propose that Aquinas’s works hold a framework for understanding God as an efficient cause and creating as an act of divine efficient causation that makes explicit what Aquinas views to be implicit in Aristotle’s account of efficient causation. I explore Aristotelian efficient causation in depth, offering a detailed analysis of the components of Aristotelian efficient causation. After this exploration, it is necessary to (...)
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    Suárez on Creation and Intrinsic Change.Jacob Tuttle - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):29-51.
    The late scholastic philosopher Francisco Suárez articulates and defends an extraordinarily detailed account of efficient causation. Some of the most interesting and difficult questions connected with this account concern the particular types of efficient causation he acknowledges. This paper clarifies one of the most fundamental distinctions Suárez employs in the course of his treatment of efficient causation—namely, that between motion or change, on the one hand, and creation ex nihilo, on the other. The paper shows that, although motion and creation (...)
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    Suárez on Creation and Intrinsic Change.Jacob Tuttle - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):29-51.
    The late scholastic philosopher Francisco Suárez articulates and defends an extraordinarily detailed account of efficient causation. Some of the most interesting and difficult questions connected with this account concern the particular types of efficient causation he acknowledges. This paper clarifies one of the most fundamental distinctions Suárez employs in the course of his treatment of efficient causation—namely, that between motion or change, on the one hand, and creation ex nihilo, on the other. The paper shows that, although motion and creation (...)
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  13. Against the Permissibility of Attempted Wife-Poisoning.Craig M. White - 2019 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1):53-74.
    The Aristotelian-Thomist claim is that external actions can be morally evaluated when they are voluntary, absent which, in effect, we evaluate outcomes, not acts. Also, in the Aristotelian-Thomist tradition the internal act of the will is paramount. These claims contrast with some current theorizing, e.g., by Judith Jarvis Thomson, that morally evaluates actions separately from agents, downplaying the internal act. Taking cases from current authors that revolve around ignorance of key facts, I critique their theorizing on the basis of the (...)
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