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Aristotle's Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science

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2020.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Feser, Aristotle's Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science, Editiones Scholasticae, 2019, 515pp, $29.90 (pbk), ISBN 9783868382006. Reviewed by Monte Ransome Johnson, University of California, San Diego "Scholasticism" usually refers to the presupposition of a single philosophy taught in the universities of late medieval Europe, a presupposition found useful by philosophers working outside those universities in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. As such "there is, strictly speaking, no such thing as Scholasticism",[1] but the tag "Scholasticism" was later adopted by self-styled neo-Scholastics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who remained committed to doctrines whose origins can be traced back to Aristotle. It may now be necessary to speak of neo-neo-Scholasticism, since Edward Feser attempts to revive neo-Scholasticism, presented as a sequel to his Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Editiones Scholasticae, 2014). This new book "builds on the main ideas... Read More

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