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  1. Thomist Esse and Analytical Philosophy.Gaven Kerr - 2015 - International Philosophical Quarterly 55 (1):25-48.
    In this paper I seek to consider the project of analytical Thomism with particular regard to Aquinas’s metaphysics of esse. My overall conclusion is that Thomas’s thought on esse is part and parcel of a way of philosophizing that is alien to analytical philosophy and is such that analytical philosophy is constitutionally unable to come to terms with it. In order to argue for such a conclusion, I begin with a presentation of Aquinas’s metaphysics of esse. I then respond to (...)
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  2. Essentially Ordered Series Reconsidered.Gaven Kerr - 2012 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):541-555.
    Herein I offer a model for understanding the traditional distinction between essentially and accidentally ordered causal series and their function in traditional proofs for the existence of God. I argue that, like the traditional proofs, my model of the causal series in question permits an infinite regress of the accidentally ordered series but not of the essentially ordered series. Furthermore, I argue that on the basis of this model one can avoid Edwards’s criticism that no matter how we conceive of (...)
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  3. Aquinas's Argument for the Existence of God in De Ente Et Essentia Cap. IV: An Interpretation and Defense.Gaven Kerr - 2012 - Journal of Philosophical Research 37:99-133.
    Aquinas’s name is practically synonymous with attempts at proving the existence of God. In this article I offer an interpretation and defense of a much neglected argument from Aquinas’s works, that of De Ente et Essentia Cap. IV. Therein Aquinas presents quite a youthful and in my view compelling argument for the existence of God. To begin with, I present an interpretation of the argument and on the basis of this interpretation I suggest that the argument has a prima facie (...)
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    A Thomistic Metaphysics of Creation.Gaven Kerr - 2012 - Religious Studies 48 (3):337-356.
    This article seeks to advance a Thomistic metaphysics of creation in light of certain claims made by Stephen Hawking on the beginninglessness of the universe. I start with an exploration of Hawking's proposal that a beginningless universe entails an uncreated universe. This propels me into Aquinas's contention that a created beginningless universe is indeed possible, and thence I consider the metaphysics behind Thomas's position in this regard. Given this metaphysics of creation, I contend that there follow some interesting conclusions with (...)
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    Aquinas, Lonergan, and the Isomorphism Between Intellect and Reality.Gaven Kerr - 2014 - International Philosophical Quarterly 54 (1):43-57.
    In this article I explore Bernard Lonergan’s characteristic view that there is an isomorphism between intellect and reality such that the set of relations embedded in the cognitional process are replicated by the elements of metaphysics . My exploration is with a view to the Gilsonian objection to the critical realist project as a whole, to the effect that one cannot begin with idealism and end with realism. In this article I argue that, despite my broad sympathy for Lonergan’s epistemological (...)
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  6. Aquinas: Metaphysics.Gaven Kerr - 2011 - In James Fieser & Bradley Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     
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    A Response to Wilkins.Gaven Kerr - 2019 - International Philosophical Quarterly 59 (1):93-100.
    In my paper, ‘Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Isomorphism between Intellect and Reality’ I argued that Lonergan’s notion of the isomorphism between judgement and being cannot be correct if the being involved is Thomist esse. In his paper Wilkins criticises me for this and he disagrees with a number of my conclusions. In this response I engage with Wilkins’s criticism and defend my original position.
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    Author’s Response to Contributors.Gaven Kerr - 2019 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 67 (4):147-169.
    The text represents the author’s responses to the contributors who have addressed issues in my 2015 book, Aquinas’s Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia, published by Oxford University Press.
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    Book Review: Kent Dunnington, Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory. [REVIEW]Gaven Kerr - 2021 - Studies in Christian Ethics 34 (2):254-257.
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    The Immediate Realism of Léon Noël in Advance.Gaven Kerr - forthcoming - International Philosophical Quarterly.
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    The Immediate Realism of Léon Noël.Gaven Kerr - 2018 - International Philosophical Quarterly 58 (2):175-189.
    After the emergence of the neo-Thomist movement in the early twentieth century, the question of how best to present Aquinas’s latent epistemological realism came to the fore. Léon Noël was an important contributor to this area of neo-Thomism, but his work has unfortunately been eclipsed by that of other more recognizable authors such as Etienne Gilson and Jacques Maritain. Noël argued that Aquinas’s realism is a form of immediate realism that recognizes the challenge of modern representationalist epistemologies but does not (...)
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    Treatise on Consequences. By John Buridan.Gaven Kerr - 2016 - International Philosophical Quarterly 56 (2):256-258.
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