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A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment

David Bentley Hart reviews Edward Feser and Joseph M. Bessette, By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment, Ignatius Press, $24.95, 424 pp. (HT: Karl White) I will add my two cents later if time...

William Lane Craig Responds to David Bentley Hart and Edward Feser

A tip of the hat to Karl White for alerting me to this YouTube video that runs about 20 minutes. Professor Craig explains, with characteristic lucidity, why he does not accept the doctrine of divine simplicity and its entailments. See...

Edward Feser on Jerry A. Coyne

In Omnibus of Fallacies, Ed Feser applies his formidable analytic and polemical skills to that sorry specimen of scientism, Jerry Coyne. The First Things review begins like this: Faith versus Fact is some kind of achievement. Biologist Jerry Coyne has...

Edward Feser on Christians, Muslims, and the Reference of 'God'

So far, Ed Feser's is perhaps the best of the Internet discussions of this hot-button question, a question recently re-ignited by the Wheaton dust-up, to mix some metaphors. Herewith, some notes on Feser's long entry. I am not nearly as...

Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Edward Feser answers the question, to my mind persuasively. As much as the question has been debated on the Internet, especially in the last week or two, I’m not sure that a lot rides on it. One thing that does: If the answer to the question is yes, then it is possible for Christians, Jews, and Muslims to pray together. Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Book Notice: Edward Feser, Neo-Scholastic Essays

The phenomenal Edward Feser. How does he do it? He teaches an outrageous number of courses at a community college, five per semester; he has written numerous books; he gives talks and speeches, and last time I checked he has...

Feser on Sex, Part II

The phenomenal Edward Feser. How does he do it? He teaches an outrageous number of courses at a community college; he has written numerous books; he gives talks and speeches, and last time I checked he has six children. Not...

Ed Feser on the Argument from Intentionality

Originally dated Nov. 21 2006The following is from Philosophy of Mind: an Introduction, by Edward Feser. Hat tip: Joe Markus from the Internet Infidels Discussion board.When you draw your mother, you are creating a kind of representation of her. Show More Summary

Book Notice: Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics

This from the back cover: Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (editiones schlasticae, vol. 39, Transaction Books, 2014) provides an overview of Scholastic approaches to causation, substance, essence, modality, identity, persistence, teleology, and other issues in fundamental metaphysics. The book interacts...

Good Reads

Roger Kimball, Racism, Inc. Victor Davis Hanson, The Decline of College; The Late, Great Middle Class Leon Wieseltier, Crimes Against Humanities Edward Feser, Man is Wolff to Man. I was going to write this post, but Ed beat me to...

Losing And Finding Faith

Edward Feser began life as a Catholic, spent a decade as an atheist, and then returned to the fold. Why atheism didn't stick: Speaking for myself, anyway, I can say this much. When I was an undergrad I came across...

Priority of Actual over Potential in Aristotle

Aquinas follows Aristotle in utilizing the interplay of potentiality and actuality to explain being. And the idea that the actual is prior to the potential, which I got a bit hung up on when reading Edward Feser’s book Aquinas, is from...Show More Summary

Thoughts on Edward Feser’s Aquinas

I recently read Aquinas, by Edward Feser (home page, blog). I would recommend the book; it is an excellent introduction to the thought of Aquinas (it deals with his philosophy – it is not a biography of his life and times, nor does it cover all the theology). Show More Summary

Feser Defends Hylomorphic Dualism Against My Criticism

I want to thank Edward Feser for responding to my recent post, A Problem for the Hylomorphic Dualist. And while you are at Ed's site, please read his outstanding entry, So you think you understand the cosmological argument?, and entry...

Interesting fellow Mr. Brain. Remarkable what he can do.

The Mr. Brain fallacy strikes again, in this response by Edward Feser to Jerry Coyne.

Edward Feser explains the argument based on a per se causal series

In response to Paul Edwards' much-anthologized critique of the Thomistic cosmological argument.

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