Thomist Realism and the Linguistic Turn: Toward a More by John P. O'Callaghan

By John P. O'Callaghan

Philosophers can be richly rewarded through analyzing John O’Callaghan’s new ebook, Thomistic Realism and the Linguistic flip. in accordance with his large wisdom of Aristotle and Aquinas, O’Callaghan presents not just an exceptional remedy of Aquinas’s epistemology but additionally a good demonstration of simply how Aquinas may well give a contribution to modern debates. commonly, the camps of realism and idealism fiercely engaged each other within the box of epistemology. Thomists participated in confronting idealism from their distinctive realist place. Post-Wittgenstein, the clash has been ruled by way of a sort of epistemology that grounds all wisdom in linguistic perform. when you consider that Thomists paintings in a textual and old mode, their reaction to the technical process of the analytic philosophy within which lots of the linguistic epistemologists write has been sluggish in coming. O’Callaghan expertly closes that hole by way of effectively bringing jointly those fields.

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