Aug 5, 2018
Can you know of God through reason alone? What can philosophy
tell us about God's existence and nature? Dr. Robert Delfino joins
me to a deep and interesting philosophical conversation about how
the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and his famous "5 ways" can help
us to form a better understanding of the divine.
About Dr. Robert Delfino
Robert A. Delfino is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St.
John’s University in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from the
State University of New York at Buffalo, where he specialized in
metaphysics, medieval philosophy, and Thomas Aquinas, studying
under Professor Jorge J. E. Gracia. His current research interests
include metaphysics, ethics, and the relationship between science,
philosophy, and religion. He has published articles on Aristotle,
Aquinas, Kant, Husserl, philosophy of science, personal identity,
and human rights, in various countries, including the United
States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland,
and India. He has presented papers at the University of Oxford, in
the United Kingdom, the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid,
Spain, and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, in
Poland. He is a fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute, a member of
the Board of Advisors for the International Etienne Gilson
Show Notes and Resources
I can't recommend Dr. Delfino's book
This is a thorough and accessible read for anybody who's
interested in the relationship between faith and reason.
Other mentioned resources:
Etzel Cardeña, "The experimental evidence for
parapsychological phenomena: A review" American Psychologist, Vol
73(5), Jul-Aug 2018, 663-677.