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Practical Philosophy » Hart's review of Feser's death penalty book » Today 4:39 pm

Has anyone read Hart's review of Feser and Bessette's death penalty book?

https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/christians-death-penalty

If it is accurate then it is devastating. I'm not the best judge of this, though, and wait for Dr. Feser's response. I think Hart may overstate his case. It seems strange, to me, to say we remove justice from considerations of punishment. But that seems to follow from opposing Christian moral theology to a retributive idea of punishment.

Theoretical Philosophy » Scott on PSR » Today 2:13 pm

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UGADawg wrote:

Esse is always the esse of something, which should make sense given that it's defined in terms of that in virtue of which something is distinguished from nonbeing. So I'm not sure it's even coherent to speak of a sort of "free floating" esse, or whatever you want to call it. 

Ah, that's a good way if putting it. I need to think on this more.

Theoretical Philosophy » Scott on PSR » Yesterday 9:55 pm

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Esse is always the esse of something, which should make sense given that it's defined in terms of that in virtue of which something is distinguished from nonbeing. So I'm not sure it's even coherent to speak of a sort of "free floating" esse, or whatever you want to call it. 

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