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  1. St. Augustine's appropriation and transformation of Aristotelian eudaimonia.Michael W. Tkacz - 2012 - In Jon Miller (ed.), The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self: The Legacy of a Christian Platonist (review).Michael W. Tkacz - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):584-585.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 39.4 (2001) 584-585 [Access article in PDF] Phillip Cary. Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self: The Legacy of a Christian Platonist. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xvii + 214. Cloth, $45.00. In a gloss on the well-known gospel text, G. K. Chesterton noted that it is precisely because salt is unlike the foods it preserves that it is able to do (...)
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    Agustín, el "Timeo" y la falacia cosmogónica.Michael W. Tkacz - 2011 - Augustinus 56 (220):205-212.
    El artículo estudia la apropiación que hace Agustín del argumento de Platón respecto a la existencia de un demiurgo cósmico en Timeo 27d-28c. Muestra cómo Agustín se enfrenta implícitamente a la falacia cosmogónica, haciendo algunas enmiendas al argumento de Platón, a fin de conservarlo para los teístas como modelo filosófico de los orígenes cósmicos.
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    Albertus Magnus and the Recovery of Aristotelian Form.Michael W. Tkacz - 2011 - Review of Metaphysics 64 (4):735-762.
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    Albertus Magnus and the Animal Histories:: A Medieval Anticipation of Recent Developments in Aristotle Studies.Michael W. Tkacz - 2013 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 87:103-113.
    During the past three decades, Aristotle studies have been significantly influenced by a series of ground-breaking investigations of the zoological works, especially the Historia animalium. As a result, contemporary Aristotle scholars have developed a clearer and more consistent interpretation of the zoology and have demonstrated its consonance with Aristotle’s logic and metaphysics. This revolution in Aristotle studies was anticipated by the medieval natural philosopher Albertus Magnus. As the first thinker since Theophrastus to pursue an Aristotelian research program in the life (...)
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    Albertus Magnus and the Animal Histories:: A Medieval Anticipation of Recent Developments in Aristotle Studies.Michael W. Tkacz - 2013 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 87:103-113.
    During the past three decades, Aristotle studies have been significantly influenced by a series of ground-breaking investigations of the zoological works, especially the Historia animalium. As a result, contemporary Aristotle scholars have developed a clearer and more consistent interpretation of the zoology and have demonstrated its consonance with Aristotle’s logic and metaphysics. This revolution in Aristotle studies was anticipated by the medieval natural philosopher Albertus Magnus. As the first thinker since Theophrastus to pursue an Aristotelian research program in the life (...)
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  7. Albertus Magnus and the Animal Histories:: A Medieval Anticipation of Recent Developments in Aristotle Studies.Michael W. Tkacz - 2013 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 87:103-113.
    During the past three decades, Aristotle studies have been significantly influenced by a series of ground-breaking investigations of the zoological works, especially the Historia animalium. As a result, contemporary Aristotle scholars have developed a clearer and more consistent interpretation of the zoology and have demonstrated its consonance with Aristotle’s logic and metaphysics. This revolution in Aristotle studies was anticipated by the medieval natural philosopher Albertus Magnus. As the first thinker since Theophrastus to pursue an Aristotelian research program in the life (...)
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  8. Aristotle's Science of Matter and Motion by Christopher Byrne.Michael W. Tkacz - 2019 - Review of Metaphysics 73 (2):357-358.
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  9. Albert the Great and the Aristotelian Reform of the Platonic Method of Division.Michael W. Tkacz - 2009 - The Thomist 73 (3):399-435.
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    Can a Darwinian Be a Christian?Michael W. Tkacz - 2002 - Philosophia Christi 4 (1):169-171.
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    Desmond, Adrian and James Moore., Darwin’s Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery, and the Quest for Human Origins.Michael W. Tkacz - 2013 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (3):573-575.
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    Faith, Science, and the Error of Fideism.Michael W. Tkacz - 2002 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 5 (1):139-155.
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  13. Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters by Paul Dicken.Michael W. Tkacz - 2019 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (3):595-597.
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    Katherin A. Rogers, Anselm on Freedom Reviewed by.Michael W. Tkacz - 2010 - Philosophy in Review 30 (3):217-219.
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    Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View.Michael W. Tkacz - 2015 - Studia Neoaristotelica 12 (2):127-132.
    This paper is a book review of "Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View" by Stephen Boulter.
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  16. Neo-Darwinians, Aristotelians, and optimal design.Michael W. Tkacz - 1998 - The Thomist 62 (3):355-372.
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  17. Nicholas Rescher, Scholastic Meditations Reviewed by.Michael W. Tkacz - 2007 - Philosophy in Review 27 (3):216-218.
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    On the causes of the properties of the elements (liber de causis proprietatem elementorum) (review).Michael W. Tkacz - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (3):373-374.
    Despite his seminal role in the history of philosophy, the thirteenth century thinker Albert the Great remains little known. Prior to World War II, his massive literary output was not fully analyzed by historians largely because, as Etienne Gilson put it, of the amazing "amount of philosophical and scientific information heaped up in his writings." After the war, Albert's work began to receive more attention. By 1955, the Louvain medievalist Fernand Van Steenberghen could confidently declare that Albert was the first (...)
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    Ocasionalismo y analogía del constructor, aplicada por Agustín a la creación.Michael W. Tkacz & Enrique A. Eguiarte B. - 2015 - Augustinus 60 (236-239):313-320.
    Augustine is acknowledged by Malebranche as the source of his occasionalism and he appropriates the architect analogy of Augustine’s De Genesi ad litteram. Augustine’s analogy, however, is not a move toward occasionalism, but a response to Platos claim in the Timaeus that the cosmos can be destroyed and is only preserved by divine providence. The heterological nature of the architect image for creation shows that, far from arguing for occasionalism, Augustine is concerned to avoid the cosmogonically fallacious confusion of divine (...)
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    Quaestiones super librum Posteriorum (review).Michael W. Tkacz - 2002 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (3):392-393.
    Michael W. Tkacz - Quaestiones super librum Posteriorum - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:3 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.3 392-393 Book Review Quaestiones super librum Posteriorum Walter Burley. Quaestiones super librum Posteriorum. Edited by Mary Catherine Sommers. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2000. Pp. x + 214. Cloth, $34.95. In his monumental Le Système du Monde, Pierre Duhem notes that it is difficult to link the fourteenth-century scholastic Walter Burley to any particular school on account (...)
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  21. Stanley B. Cunningham, Reclaiming Moral Agency: The Moral Philosophy ofAlbert the Great Reviewed by.Michael W. Tkacz - 2009 - Philosophy in Review 29 (4):249-251.
     
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  22. Stanley B. Cunningham, Reclaiming Moral Agency: The Moral Philosophy of Albert the Great.Michael W. Tkacz - 2009 - Philosophy in Review 29 (4):249.
     
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    Science & Christianity: Four Views.Michael W. Tkacz - 2002 - Philosophia Christi 4 (1):253-256.
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  24. Scientific reporting, imagination, and neo-aristotelian realism.Michael W. Tkacz - 2004 - The Thomist 68 (4):531-543.
     
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  25. The Use of the Aristotelian Methodology of Division and Demonstration in the "de Animalibus" of Albert the Great.Michael W. Tkacz - 1993 - Dissertation, The Catholic University of America
    Albert the Great was one of the earliest Western scholars to apply the methodology of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics to diverse fields of natural philosophy. Some medievalists, however, question Albert's commitment to Aristotelianism, interpreting his paraphrastic commentaries as an exposition of views he did not hold himself. Further, some modern Aristotle scholars argue that the methodology of the Posterior Analytics has little to do with Aristotle's actual practice in his scientific treatises. Albert, however, argued that this methodology is essential for achieving (...)
     
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    Aristotle. De historia animalium translatio Guillelmi de Morbeka. Pars prima: libri I-V. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (1):137-138.
    Anyone making even a cursory study of the intellectual life of medieval Europe will notice everywhere evident a lively interest in animals. The literary manifestation of this interest best known today is the tradition of the bestiary and the closely associated encyclopedia tradition. Such treatments of animals, however, are notable for their less than accurate descriptions wherein the factual was often mixed with the fabulous and preference often shown for the exotic, mythical, and imaginative over the scientific. This changed radically (...)
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    Aristotle’s Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):662-662.
    Among the more important contributions to late twentieth-century Aristotle studies was Pierre Pellegrin’s La Classification des animaux chez Aristote: Statut de la biologie et unité de l’aristotélisme, which appeared in 1982. This revisionist reading of the Historia animalium not only directed scholarly attention to Aristotle’s hitherto little-studied biological works, but it also discouraged the attempt to understand these works solely in terms of developments in modern biology. The result was a flurry of activity on the part of scholars who attempted (...)
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    Aristotle’s Theory of the Unity of Science. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (2):426-427.
    Nothing has so plagued twentieth-century philosophers of science as the demarcation problem—the effort to determine what constitutes science and marks it off from other human pursuits. We have come to the end of the century with, to say the least, no consensus among philosophers on this issue. This has led some, such as Larry Laudan, to announce the abandonment of the demarcation project, urging philosophers to turn their attention elsewhere. One wonders, however, whether all the options have been explored. In (...)
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    Baroque Science by Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2015 - Review of Metaphysics 68 (3):660-662.
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    Colish, Marcia L. Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition 400–1400. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (3):689-690.
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    De animalibus. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (1):141-142.
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    De animalibus. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1995 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (1):119-120.
    Historians of philosophy often overlook the fact that the reception of Aristotle's works in the Latin West during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries was largely the reception of a natural science. More than half the corpus is devoted to such topics as zoology, animal psychology, atmospheric studies, cosmology, chemistry, and physical mechanics. A full quarter of the corpus is devoted to zoology alone. This point was well understood among the first generation of Latin commentators. Scholars such as Robert Grosseteste and (...)
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    De animalibus. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (1):141-142.
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    De animalibus. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1995 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (1):119-120.
    Historians of philosophy often overlook the fact that the reception of Aristotle's works in the Latin West during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries was largely the reception of a natural science. More than half the corpus is devoted to such topics as zoology, animal psychology, atmospheric studies, cosmology, chemistry, and physical mechanics. A full quarter of the corpus is devoted to zoology alone. This point was well understood among the first generation of Latin commentators. Scholars such as Robert Grosseteste and (...)
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    From Myth to Modern Mind. A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought, Volume I. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (2):481-482.
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    From Myth to Modern Mind. A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought, Volume I. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (2):481-482.
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    From Myth to Modern Mind. A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought, Volume I: Theogony through Ptolemy., American University Studies, Series 5: Philosophy, vol. 170.From Myth to Modern Mind. A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought, Volume II: Copernicus through Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (2):481-481.
    Ever since Auguste Comte articulated his Law of the Three Stages, positivism has maintained a stranglehold on the history and philosophy of science. Despite significant repudiations of this view, there remains a tendency to consider earlier science as an essentially more primitive form of human cognition. Thomas Kuhn’s warnings against this tendency, while widely accepted, have not always been heeded in particular studies. Part of the reason for this might be some dissatisfaction with Kuhn’s account of scientific paradigms in light (...)
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    Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (1):174-176.
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    Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof: The Background, Content, and Use of His Appropriated Treatises on Aristotle's Posterior AnalyticsGalileo's Logical Treatises: A Translation, with Notes and Commentary, of His Appropriated Latin Questions on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (1):174-175.
    In 1913 Pierre Duhem published a lecture in which he summarized his then startling discovery that Galileo owed a great deal to medieval scholastic natural philosophers. The result of this discovery was not only to establish the history of medieval science as an autonomous scholarly discipline, but also to initiate intensive research into the background and sources of Galileo's work. No scholar has contributed more in recent years to this research than William Wallace. His Prelude to Galileo and his Galileo (...)
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    Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2019 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (3).
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    How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (1):171-173.
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    Lennox, James G. Aristotle’s Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):662-663.
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    Lectura secunda in librum primum Sententiarum. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1993 - Review of Metaphysics 47 (2):399-400.
    In his monumental History of Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages, Etienne Gilson devotes only one paragraph in his chapter on fourteenth-century nominalism to Adam of Wodeham. He admits that this is partly due to the fact that little is known of Adam's philosophical views except that he is generally considered an Ockhamist. Gilson's treatment reflects the once widely held view that Adam's contributions to the history of philosophy were limited to expositions of William of Ockham. Adam was William's student (...)
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    Moral Dilemmas of Modern War. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2010 - International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (3):397-399.
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    Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition 400–1400. the Yale Intellectual History of the West. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (3):689-689.
    While it is no longer a commonplace among intellectual historians, the view of the Middle Ages as a dark age of ignorance still pervades the popular imagination. Auguste Comte and his fellow Enlightenment philosophes have indeed cast a long shadow. The shadow is long and dark enough that many students of the history of philosophy, for example, still begin their graduate studies under the impression that little work of importance was produced between Plotinus and Descartes—at least little that is relevant (...)
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    New Proofs for the Existence of God. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2011 - Review of Metaphysics 64 (3):660-662.
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    On Animals. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (2):371-373.
    The year 1249 marked a turning point in the intellectual career of Albert the Great. This was the year he finally acceded to the pleas of his Dominican confreres to compose a work explaining the natural science of Aristotle. The immediate product of this decision was Albert’s paraphrastic commentary on the Physics, but there were long-term results as well. This work was but the first part of what was to become one of the major literary productions of the Middle Ages; (...)
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    Physics or Natural Hearing. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (2):401-402.
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    Self-Motion from Aristotle to Newton. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (3):655-657.
    Etienne Gilson once observed that Aristotle never had a notion of "life" for, if he was not a mechanist, still less was he a vitalist. Gilson's point was, of course, that Aristotle did not consider life to be some sort of internal force, nor was he prepared to reduce life to mechanical motions. Aristotle avoided both the vitalist and mechanist extremes in his distinctive conception of life as the proper activity of those things which have within themselves a principle of (...)
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    The Battle of the Gods and Giants. [REVIEW]Michael W. Tkacz - 1995 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (3):662-663.
    The Eleatic stranger in Plato's Sophist characterizes philosophy as an unending battle between two camps. It is, he says, a battle "between the Gods and the Giants" over the nature of reality. The Giants here are the materialists who attempt to explain everything in terms of underlying material mechanisms. The Gods, on the other hand, are the Friends of the Forms who find that material reality can only be explained by grounding it in a world of immaterial intelligible ideas. Clearly, (...)
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