God and God’s Ways

Last week, I received an email out of the blue from a complete stranger, asking me questions about God.  It was sent with an earnest curiosity, and so I took the time to answer.  Below is an edited version of the conversation, given some literary license and with his identity changed.   -- Dear Professor … Continue reading God and God’s Ways

Control, Death, and Delusion

Among my morning reading fell this piece Susie Neilson at Nautilus, titled, "Here's How To Make Climate Change Extra Scary".  It could also be titled, "How Can We Strategize To Get More Money for Climate Change Research" or "Silly Ways To Prey On Fear".  In short, the "article" asserts that climate change is not found … Continue reading Control, Death, and Delusion

Semiotics and Science

Although not yet a widely understood field, semiotics--defined briefly as the study of the action of signs--is beginning to make a name for itself; in Europe, at least.  In my experience so far in the United States, most people outside of a limited circle who know something of "semiotics" know what is in fact semiology, … Continue reading Semiotics and Science

An excerpt from Ens Primum Cognitum

Below are the first five or so pages of my recently published dissertation, Ens Primum Cognitum in Thomas Aquinas and the Tradition (Brill: Boston, 2017).  This passage explains, in brief, what the book is about and why I wrote it.  I hope it does not sound too presumptuous to say that my intent, and my interpretation … Continue reading An excerpt from Ens Primum Cognitum