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Philosophical Anthropology By Michael J. Dodds, O.P.
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The human being has always been a question. Gifted with understanding, we wonder how to understand ourselves. Philosophy has pondered this question from its very beginnings, and the discoveries of... More > contemporary science seem only to deepen the conundrum. We have found out much about the brain and its functions, but the relation of the brain to the mind still seems to elude us. We have mapped the human genome, yet the instantiation of new human life remains mysterious. We have traced our human origins through evolution, but how the first humans came to be is still obscure. Are we merely material or also spiritual? And if so, is the human hopelessly split between matter and spirit, body and soul, or is human wholeness more than just a slogan-- perhaps an ontological reality? This book explores such questions and offers some insights by retrieving the philosophical tradition of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas.< Less
Aquinas, The Zika Virus and the argument for Catholic Abortion By Timb Hoswell
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In "Aquinas, The Zika Virus and the Argument for Catholic Abortion" Timb D. Hoswell argues that a return to the doctrine of ensoulment, as evinced by the Middle Church Fathers and... More > enlightened by Aquinas would provide grounds for limited cases of Catholic Abortion within the scope and cosmos of Catholic Philosophy. The doctrine of ensoulment contains the principle that ‘only a body fit for rational ensoulment can be rationally ensouled’. Thus in cases of the Zika Virus where the damage is of such severity it results in a privation of the human form, rational ensoulment is impossible, and thus abortion is not an act of murder, nor homicide since the effects of the virus place the foetus beyond rational ensoulment. The book also argues for Catholic reincarnation based on Christ's revelation that John the Baptist is Elijah, as well the possibility of a soul for Artificial Intelligence, clones, alien life forms and other forms of rational being with an embryogenesis different from our own.< Less
Physics of the World-Soul: Whitehead's Adventure in Cosmology By Matthew T. Segall
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Whitehead was among the first initiates into the 20th century’s new cosmological story. This book bring’s Whitehead’s philosophy of organism into conversation with several... More > components of contemporary scientific cosmology—including relativistic, quantum, evolutionary, and complexity theories—in order to both exemplify the inadequacy of the traditional materialistic-mechanistic metaphysical interpretation of them, and to display the relevance of Whitehead’s cosmological scheme to the transdisciplinary project of integrating these theories and their data with the presuppositions of human civilization. This data is nearly crying aloud for a cosmologically ensouled interpretation, one in which, for example, physics and chemistry are no longer considered to be descriptions of the meaningless motion of molecules to which biology is ultimately reducible, but rather themselves become studies of living organization at ecological scales other than the biological.< Less

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