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    Political Perfectionism and the Moral Acceptability of Pure Paternalism.Adam D. Bailey - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):95-112.
    In this essay, I argue against an important position in contemporary perfectionist political philosophy, which holds both that the state is instrumental in nature and that there are principled, rather than merely prudential, limits on the scope of state authority such that pure paternalism is not morally acceptable. By so doing, I provide a conditional defense of the moral acceptability of pure paternalism.
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    Divine Simplicity and Creation of Man.Miguel Brugarolas - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):29-51.
    The immense distance between God and creatures is a core statement of Gregory of Nyssa’s thought, which makes it distinctive not only in theology, but also in cosmology, anthropology, and spiritual doctrine. For him, the main distinction between beings that articulates all reality is not that of intelligible and sensible, but the one between infinite God and creatures. This paper, dealing with some selected texts regarding the creation of man, points out the main roots of Gregory’s theism: a high comprehension (...)
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  3. Analogia Entis: Metaphyiscs: Original Structure and Universal Rhythm. By Erich Przywara.Philip Gonzales - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):145-149.
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    Politics as Secondary Belonging.James Greenaway - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):73-94.
    Belonging presents a range of problems that have been treated thematically in the social sciences. However, belonging has rarely been explored as an explicit theme in philosophy. That said, many philosophers have implicitly considered the problem of belonging in their own way. In this paper, the work of Emmanuel Levinas is presented and considered, especially where it relates to the political. In outlining Levinas’s thought on fraternity, we are presented with a belonging that is not yet political. It is in (...)
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  5. Traversing Forgiveness.Jonathan R. Heaps - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):53-72.
    In the epilogue to Memory, History, Forgetting, Paul Ricoeur introduces an overlooked “vertical” axis into the problem of forgiveness. This verticality runs from the “depth” of fault to the “height” of forgiveness. For Ricoeur, forgiveness only appears an impossible “exchange” if one excludes this verticality from the question. Instead, he calls forgiveness “difficult” because it traverses from height to depth. This article argues that Ricoeur’s notion of the horizontal and the vertical in Memory, History, Forgetting is best understood as an (...)
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    Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics. By Jonathan J. Sanford.Angela Knobel - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):149-152.
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    Is a Thomistic Theory of Intentionality Consistent with Physicalism?James D. Madden - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):1-28.
    I argue that a Thomistic theory of intentionality is both philosophically plausible and inconsistent with physicalism. I begin by distinguishing two types of intentionality and two senses in which something can be said to be non-physical. After sketching the relevant background hylomorphic philosophy of nature, I develop a Thomistic theory of intentionality that supports a certain kind of anti-physicalism. I then consider criticisms of the Thomistic theory of intentionality raised by Peter King and Robert Pasnau. In reply I argue that (...)
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    Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, and the Crisis of Modernity. By Jon Stewart. Mulder Jr - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):152-154.
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    Aquinas on Will, Happiness, and God.Daniel Shields - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):113-142.
    Aquinas holds that by its nature the human will has happiness as its ultimate end in every choice, and yet he holds that one can and ought to love God more than oneself or one’s own happiness. This generates the so-called “problem of love”: how can an eudaimonist like Aquinas account for non-selfish love? I argue that Aquinas’s doctrine of goodness as the will’s object and his distinction between the love of desire and the love of friendship solve this problem (...)
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  10. Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan. By Michael H. McCarthy.R. J. Snell - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):143-145.
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