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Behavior Drives The Evolution Of Form: One Reason Thomistic Natural Law Theorizing Is Dubious

With regard to natural law theorizing (what constitutes rational or natural behavior for an individual), contemporary Thomists are not, in my view, taking proper account of the fact that, in the higher species of animals, form does not drive the … Continue reading

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Does The Holocaust Render Natural Law Problematic?

Think about the Holocaust in relation to natural law. Even if the Holocaust doesn’t give you pause in relation to God’s existence, it nevertheless functions as an impasse to comprehension. What was God up to in letting the Holocaust happen? … Continue reading

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Aquinas and Dante On Homosexuality

Louis Crompton. Homosexuality and History (Harvard 2003), by Louis Crompton, is by far the best general history of homosexuality yet written, and in his chapter on the medieval world, he has a fascinating discussion of Thomas Aquinas’s and Dante’s treatment of … Continue reading

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Hostile and Gay Baiting Ryan Sorba: The Future of the Republican Party?

This is what an authoritarian looks like, and he may represent the future of the Republican Party: Sarah Palin’s VP pick for 2012? More on this California crank here. The anti-humanist turn in conservative politics is breathtaking. What is happening to … Continue reading

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