Category Archives: Human nature

McDowell, “Mind and World” — Reason and Nature

In “Reason and Nature,” the fourth lecture that composes Mind and World, McDowell proposes “to start uncovering the presumably deep mental block that produces this uncomfortable situation,” namely, the anxious oscillation between the Myth of the Given and a Space of … Continue reading

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Eschatology and Anthropology

There’s a lively discussion at the moment about the possibility — or indeed, the inevitability — of universal salvation. TJ White’s treatment of Christ’s descent into hell in his recent Incarnate Lord includes some helpful discussion of universalism that clearly locates what I … Continue reading

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Thomas on human (super)nature

In IIa IIae, 2, 3, Thomas discusses how it is that faith can be required for the “perfection” of human nature. After all, shouldn’t the perfection of a thing consist only in the perfection of its innate qualities? But faith … Continue reading

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