Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Philosophy as Wisdom

Our scholar and theologian Fr. Thomas Joseph White talks about the classical idea of philosophy as wisdom, and the notion of a hierarchy of being in the universe in accord with the modern sciences. The talk also contains a consideration of objections that might arise from Kant, Heidegger or Neo-Darwinianism. This lecture is part 3 … Continue reading Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Philosophy as Wisdom

Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Transcendentals and the Existence of God

Our scholar and theologian Fr. Thomas Joseph White talks about about Aquinas’ views of the transcendentals: being, unity, truth, goodness, beauty, and how they relate to more ultimate questions about the existence of God, in this Soundcloud shared by one of our partners, the Thomistic Institute. This lecture is part 2 of a 3-part series … Continue reading Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Transcendentals and the Existence of God

Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | “Introduction to Metaphysics”

Our scholar and theologian Fr. Thomas Joseph White talks about about Aristotelian conception of substance and how it might be related to the perspectives of the modern sciences in this Soundcloud shared by one of our partners, the Thomistic Institute. This lecture is part 1 of a 3-part series on an introduction to metaphysics. Fr. Thomas … Continue reading Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | “Introduction to Metaphysics”

Virtue Talk Podcast: Father Thomas Joseph White on Virtue

Click the link below to hear our scholar Fr. Thomas Joseph White discuss his research, and the impact working with psychologists and philosophers in our project is already having in ways he considers the idea of virtue. Father Thomas Joseph White | Virtue Talk Fr.Thomas Joseph White  is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the … Continue reading Virtue Talk Podcast: Father Thomas Joseph White on Virtue

Beauty, Transcendence, and the Inclusive Hierarchy of Creation 

We’re presenting a short series of abstracts of the work-in-progress our scholars presented and discussed at their June 2017 Working Group Meeting. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.   Interpreters of Thomas Aquinas have long argued about whether he holds that … Continue reading Beauty, Transcendence, and the Inclusive Hierarchy of Creation