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    The Analytical Thomist and the Paradoxical Aquinas: Some Reflections on Kerr’s Aquinas’s Way to God.John F. X. Knasas - 2019 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 67 (4):71-88.
    My article critically evaluates five key claims in Kerr’s interpretation of Aquinas’s De Ente et Essentia, ch. 4, proof for God. The claims are: the absolutely considered essence is a second intention, or cognitional being; à la John Wippel, the real distinction between essence and existence is known before the proof; contra David Twetten, Aristotelian form is not self-actuating and so requires actus essendi; the De Ente proof for God uses the Principle of Sufficient Reason; an infinite regress must be (...)
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    Aquinas and Finite Gods.John F. X. Knasas - 1979 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 53:88.
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    The Fundamental Nature of Aquinas' Secunda Operatio Intellectus.John F. X. Knasas - 1990 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 64:190.
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    Incommensurability and Aquinas’s Metaphysics.John F. X. Knasas - 1991 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 65:179.
  5. Thomism and Tolerance.John F. X. Knasas - 2011 - University of Scranton Press.
    In this incisive study, John F. X. Knasas grounds the ideal of tolerance in Aquinas’s natural law ethics and connects the virtue of civic tolerance to the concept of being. If God is the source of being, argues Knasas, then we are the articulation of being, and it is in this capacity that we recognize our bond with other people and thus acknowledge our duty to be tolerant of one another. An important contribution to practical metaphysics and the philosophical foundations (...)
     
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    Materiality and Aquinas' Natural Philosophy: A Reply to Johnson.John F. X. Knasas - 1991 - Modern Schoolman 68 (3):245-257.
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    Intellectual Dynamism in Transcendental Thomism: A Metaphysical Assessment.John F. X. Knasas - 1995 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 69 (1):15-28.
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    Theism. By Clement Dore.John F. X. Knasas - 1988 - Modern Schoolman 65 (3):209-211.
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    Thomistic Existentialism and the Silence of the "Quinque Viae".John F. X. Knasas - 1986 - Modern Schoolman 63 (3):157-171.
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    Aquinas on the Cognitive Soul: Metaphysics, Physics, or Both?John F. X. Knasas - 1998 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72 (4):501-527.
  11. Transcendental Thomism and the Thomistic Texts.John F. X. Knasas - 1990 - The Thomist 54 (1):81.
     
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    Contra Spinoza: Aquinas on God’s Free Will.John F. X. Knasas - 2002 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (3):417-429.
    My article confronts three of Spinoza’s four arguments against free will in God with Aquinas’s contrary position in the Summa contra Gentiles, Book I. Spinoza’s three arguments come from his Ethics, props. XVII and XXXII. First, since free choice is always exclusive, free choice in God would leave unactualized power in God. Second, if God’s will could be different without entailing divine mutability, then a divine voluntarism would reign. Third, if God has freedom of will but his willing is his (...)
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    The Philosophical Approach to God: A New Thomistic Approach. [REVIEW]John F. X. Knasas - 2010 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (3):628-632.
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    On Metaphysics.John F. X. Knasas - 1990 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (4):856-857.
    Chisholm's concluding "table of categories" offers a device to report the book's contents. Entity, the overarching category, subdivides into the contingent and the necessary. The contingent is what can come to be and pass away. The necessary is what is not contingent. Subdivisions of the contingent are states and individuals. States, like the being-warm of a stone, exist only of something else. Individuals are contingents that are not states. Individuals divide into boundaries and substances. Boundaries are constituents that necessarily are (...)
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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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    Making Sense of the Tertia Via.John F. X. Knasas - 1980 - New Scholasticism 54 (4):476-511.
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    Contra Spinoza.John F. X. Knasas - 2002 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (3):417-429.
    My article confronts three of Spinoza’s four arguments against free will in God with Aquinas’s contrary position in the Summa contra Gentiles, Book I. Spinoza’s three arguments come from his Ethics, props. XVII and XXXII. First, since free choice is always exclusive, free choice in God would leave unactualized power in God. Second, if God’s will could be different without entailing divine mutability, then a divine voluntarism would reign. Third, if God has freedom of will but his willing is his (...)
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    “Does Natural Philosophy Prove the Immaterial?”: An Answer to Mark Johnson.John F. X. Knasas - 1990 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 64 (2):265-269.
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    The Intellectual Phenomenology of De Ente Et Essentia, Chapter Four.John F. X. Knasas - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 68 (1):107-153.
    By providing a phenomenological presentation of Aquinas’s duplex operatio intellectus, the author argues that a reader is better equipped to understand where and when Aquinas arrives at the real distinction between essence and existence in the much disputed De Ente et Essentia, chapter four. “Phenomenological presentation” means an honest description of one’s own mental life as it conducts the duplex operatio. From phenomenological observations in the Thomistic texts, the author argues that a penetrative and rebounding movement of attention upon some (...)
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    Thomistic Existentialism and the Silence of The.John F. X. Knasas - 1986 - Modern Schoolman 63 (3):157-171.
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    Super-God.John F. X. Knasas - 1981 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 55:197-209.
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    “Necessity” in the Tertia Via.John F. X. Knasas - 1978 - New Scholasticism 52 (3):373-394.
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    Aquinas' Metaphysics and Descartes' Methodic Doubt.John F. X. Knasas - 1999 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 73:159-177.
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    Aquinas.John F. X. Knasas - 2008 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82:115-123.
    Among Thomists the standard practice is to show the openness of human nature to beatitude from the speculative side. The intellectual desire to know the richness of the notion of being, the ratio entis, becomes the desire to know the creator who as esse subsistens embodies the intelligible heart of being. I want to try the same strategy but from the practical side. I believe that more people experience a desire to love than a desire to know. Few have noticed (...)
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    Aquinas: Prayer to An Immutable God.John F. X. Knasas - 1983 - New Scholasticism 57 (2):196-221.
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    Existential Thomist Reflections on Kenny.John F. X. Knasas - 2015 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 89:195-208.
    My target is Kenny’s claim that if God can be thought not to be in the same manner as men or phoenixes, then God too is an essence/existence composite. I argue that our ignorance about the existence of the phoenix and our ignorance about God do not have the same bases and so they do not lead to the same conclusion, namely, a distinction between thing and existence in both cases. The notion of the phoenix is existence neutral because it (...)
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    Existential Thomist Reflections on Kenny in Advance.John F. X. Knasas - forthcoming - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
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    Authentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality.John F. X. Knasas - 1993 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 67 (2):276-278.
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    Substance and Modern Science.John F. X. Knasas - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (3):614-615.
    Dismayed with philosophy's retreat from the real, Connell proposes in his preface to rally the troops for another invasion. His mission is to establish the reality of substance, its instantiation in compounds, living things, and sensing things, and an understanding of its intrinsic nature. Connell admits the Aristotelian character of his goal, yet his argumentation eschews Aristotelian terminology and references.
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    “Esse” as the Target of Judgment in Rahner and Aquinas.John F. X. Knasas - 1985 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 59 (2):114-131.
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    Thomas Aquinas.John F. X. Knasas - 2003 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 77 (3):464-471.
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    The Philosophy of Robert Holcot, Fourteenth-Century Skeptic.John F. X. Knasas - 1994 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (2):247-249.
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    Ad Mentem Thomae.John F. X. Knasas - 1987 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 61:209-220.
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    Aquinas.John F. X. Knasas - 1983 - New Scholasticism 57 (2):115-123.
    Among Thomists the standard practice is to show the openness of human nature to beatitude from the speculative side. The intellectual desire to know the richness of the notion of being, the ratio entis, becomes the desire to know the creator who as esse subsistens embodies the intelligible heart of being. I want to try the same strategy but from the practical side. I believe that more people experience a desire to love than a desire to know. Few have noticed (...)
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    “Does Natural Philosophy Prove the Immaterial?”.John F. X. Knasas - 1990 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 64 (2):265-269.
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    Form and Being. [REVIEW]John F. X. Knasas - 2008 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 82 (3):529-533.
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    Form and Being: Studies in Thomistic Metaphysics. [REVIEW]John F. X. Knasas - 2008 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 82 (3):529-533.
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    Thomas Aquinas: Approaches to Truth. [REVIEW]John F. X. Knasas - 2003 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 77 (3):464-471.
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    Whither the Neo-Thomist Revival?John F. X. Knasas - 2000 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 3 (4):121-149.
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    The Sacred Monster of Thomas.John F. X. Knasas - 2006 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (2):316-321.
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    The Sacred Monster of Thomas: An Introduction to the Life and Legacy of Reginal Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. [REVIEW]John F. X. Knasas - 2006 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (2):316-321.
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    9. Whither the Neo-Thomist Revival?John F. X. Knasas - 2000 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 3 (4).
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    Fides Et Ratio and the Twentieth Century Thomistic Revival.John F. X. Knasas - 2000 - New Blackfriars 81 (956):400-408.
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    Forgiveness.John F. X. Knasas - 2008 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82:115-123.
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    Aquinas: The Desire to Love and the Religion Possibility.John F. X. Knasas - 2008 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82:115-123.
    Among Thomists the standard practice is to show the openness of human nature to beatitude from the speculative side. The intellectual desire to know the richness of the notion of being, the ratio entis, becomes the desire to know the creator who as esse subsistens embodies the intelligible heart of being. I want to try the same strategy but from the practical side. I believe that more people experience a desire to love than a desire to know. Few have noticed (...)
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    Ad Mentem Thomae: Does Natural Philosophy Prove God?John F. X. Knasas - 1987 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 61:209-220.
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    Aquinas.John F. X. Knasas - 1983 - New Scholasticism 57 (2):196-221.
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  48. Aquinas’ Metaphysics and Descartes’ Methodic Doubt.John F. X. Knasas - 1999 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 73:159-177.
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  49. "Ad Mentem Thomae": Does Natural Philosophy Prove God?John F. X. Knasas - 1987 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 61:209.
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    Being and Some Twentieth-Century Thomists.John F. X. Knasas - 2003 - Fordham University Press.
    In this powerfully argued book, Knasas engages a debate at the heart of the revival of Thomistic thought in the twentieth century. Richly detailed and illuminating, his book calls on the tradition established by Gilson, Maritain, and Owen, to build a case for Existential Thomism as a valid metaphysics.Being and Some Twentieth-Century Thomists is a comprehensive discussion of the major issues and controversies in neo-Thomism, including issues of mind, knowledge, the human subject, free will, nature, grace, and the act of (...)
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