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Christopher V. Mirus
University of Dallas
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    The Metaphysical Roots of Aristotle's Teleology.Christopher V. Mirus - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (4):699 - 724.
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    Order and the Determinate.Christopher V. Mirus - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 65 (3):499-523.
    Aristotle twice affirms that being is better than nonbeing. Throughout the corpus—in both practical and theoretical works—he explicates this claim in terms of three main concepts, each of which serves to link being with goodness. These include completeness and self-sufficiency, which are well-known from Aristotle’s ethics and politics. Even more fundamental, however, are the closely related concepts of order and determinacy, which the present essay explores. Beginning with the causal role of the good in Aristotle’s accounts of nature and human (...)
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    Aristotle on Beauty and Goodness in Nature.Christopher V. Mirus - 2012 - International Philosophical Quarterly 52 (1):79-97.
    In this article I provide a philosophical exposition of Aristotle’s claim that natural beings—precisely as beings—are intrinsically good and beautiful. The discussionattends to both living and non-living beings, and also explores the relation between Aristotle’s account of natural beauty, his teleology, and his ethics. I conclude by exploring three objections to Aristotle’s view: that many existing things are clearly bad; that the concepts “good” and “bad” apply only in relation to living things, being relevant to these not as beings but (...)
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    Aristotle's Agathon.Christopher V. Mirus - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (3):515 - 536.
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    Homonymy and the Matter of a Living Body.Christopher V. Mirus - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):357-373.
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    Excellence As Completion in Aristotle's Physics and Metaphysics.Christopher V. Mirus - 2013 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (4):663-690.
    This essay explores Aristotle’s description of virtue or excellence as a completion through a contextual reading of two texts: the entry on “the complete” in his philosophical lexicon and the brief discussion of excellence in Physics 7.3. In both Aristotle explores conceptual and ontological issues germane to a general concept of excellence; in both, the key premise is that excellence is best thought of as a completion. His development of this claim draws on two larger themes. In Metaphysics 5, the (...)
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    The Homogeneous Bodies in Meteorology Iv 12.Christopher V. Mirus - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (1):45-64.
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    Cognitive Harmony: The Role of Systemic Harmony in the Constitution of Knowledge; Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology; Epistemic Logic: A Survey of the Logic of Knowledge, by Nicholas Rescher. [REVIEW]Christopher V. Mirus - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (4):878-882.
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    Timothy McGrew, Marc Alspector-Kelly, and Fritz Allhoff, Eds. Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Pp. Xx+680. $104.95 ; $57.95. [REVIEW]Christopher V. Mirus - 2011 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 1 (1):132-135.
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    Review of Jacob Klapwijk, Purpose in the Living World? Creation and Emergent Evolution[REVIEW]Christopher V. Mirus - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (11).
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