Unfinished Manuscripts

Unfinished Manuscripts/Research Notes

Unfinished Manuscripts/Research Notes

By John C. Cahalan, Ph.D. 

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  • Contributions to Aristotelian Philosophy

  1. A Proof That Only Potency Limits Act
  2. Properties, Existence, Change
  3. How Sensory Intentionality is Caused
  4. How Sensory Intentionality is Caused — Expanded
  5. Self-Consciousness
  6. Random Notes on the Philosophy of Science
  7. Disagreement & Paradox in Philosophy
  8. Ideas Prior to “How Simon Trumps Cajetan”
  9. Random Notes on the Philosophy of Logic
  10. Why Causes Are Needed: Draft of Reply to Hume
  11. What Numbers Must Be
  12. What Is in the “I”of the Beholder
  •     On Analytical Philosophy and Modern Logic

  1. “Wittgenstein as a Gateway” with Post-Publication Changes
  2. “Wittgenstein as a Gateway” with Corrections Yet To Be Made
  3. The Epistemology of Modern Logic
  4. The Epistemology of Modern Logic (with some revision)
  5. “Causal Realism” Addenda Yet To Be Made
  6. Putnam
  7. Random Notes on Logic
  8. Random Logic Notes After Reading Pena
  9. Notes on Philosophy and Formal Methods
  10. Random Notes on Analytic Issues
  • Maritain Got It Mainly Right. We Need To Catch UP

  1. Ashley & Maritain on Science
  2. Formal and Material Objects in Maritain
  3. The Philosophy of Nature, Empirical Science & Metaphysics
  4. The Philosophy of Nature, etc. (with some revision)
  5. The Philosophy of Nature, etc. (with some other revisions)
  6. The Philosophy of Nature and Modern Science — 2008
  7. Maritain on Major Logic
  8. Maritain’s Mid-Career Philosophy of Science in the Degrees of Knowledge
  9. Maritain, Vienna, Quine, Geach & Kripke
  10. Maritain’s Defense of Realism
  11. Random Notes on Maritain’s Critical Realism
  12. Maritain’s Critical Realism
  • Interpretations of Texts of Aquinas

  1. Aquinas on the Names of God
  2. Immanent Acts in Aquinas
  3. Form in Aquinas’s Epistemology
  4. A Negative Judgement on the Negative Judgement of Separation
  5. Form in Aquinas Epistemology
  6. Analogy Does Not Explain Religious Language
  • Internecine Aristotelian Disputes

  1. Essence Distinct from Existence
  2. Some Intra-Aristotelian Disputes
  3. To Fr. Ashley: Must a Proof of Immaterial Being Precede Metaphysics
  4. To Fr. Ashley: Must a Proof of Immaterial Being Precede Metaphysics — 2
  5. To Ashley & McInerny: Must a Proof of Immaterial Being Precede Metaphysics
  6. Delayed Ensoulment & Abortion
  • Theological Contributions

  1. Earliest Trinitarian Doctrine
  2. The Incarnation and Subsistence
  3. The Incarnation & Subsistence — Expanded
  4. More Ideas on the Incarnation
  5. Further Ideas for a Theory of the Incarnation
  6. Transitivity of Identity in the Trinity
  7. Church Sex Doctrine
  8. Faith and Reason Notes
  9. Infallible
  10. Pastoral Issues on the Magisterium — Needs Correcting
  • Ethics

  1. The Nature of Ethical Obligation
  2. Ethical Realism and Epistemological Realism
  3. The Structure of the Human Act
  4. Sex, Persons & Society: Random Notes
  5. Random Notes on Sex, the Value of Persons & Contraception
  6. Random Notes on Sexual Morality
  7. Notes on Traditional Sexual Morality
  8. Random Notes on Ethics & the Moral Value of Human Zygotes
  9. The Humanity of the Zygote
  10. Abortion Reduces Life’s Value
  11. Random Notes on Ethics, Sex & Abortion
  12. Abortion Note
  13. Abstract for “Natural Obligation” Article
  14. Draft of Ethics Book, Part I
  15. Draft of Ethics Book, Part II
  16. Afterword for an Ethics Book, First Part
  17. Afterword for an Ethics Book, Second Part
  18. Start of Another Draft of an Ethics Book
  19. Start of Another Draft of an Ethics Book
  20. Start of Another Draft of an Ethics Book
  21. Another Draft of an Ethics Book, Part I
  22. Another Draft of an Ethics Book, Part II
  23. Draft of a “Foreword and Summary” for an Ethics Book
  24. Notes on the Ethics of Artificial Conception
  25. Sex: The Foundation of Morals
  26. Can There Be Secular Values?
  • Class Handouts (for undergraduates)

  1. Freedom of Choice
  2. Metaphysics Course Summary
  3. Draft of Metaphysics Text
  4. Summary for Another Metaphysics Course
  5. The Spirituality of the Rational Soul
  6. On Free Will
  7. Metaphysics Answers Ultimate Questions
  • Collections of Ideas on Random Topics

  1. Starts in ’79. Mostly 80’s and 90’s. Recorded ’05
  2. ’88
  3. ’88 to ’89
  4. ’91 to ’96
  5. ’93 to ’94
  6. ’94 to ’95
  7. ’95
  8. ’95 to ’99
  9. ’96 to ’00
  10. ’95 to ’02
  11. ’01 to ’04

 

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