The Philosophy of Nature
Rev. William A. Wallace, O.P.
The Philosophy of Nature is now available for free at CatholicThinkers.org
In this course, based on his best-selling book The Modeling of Nature, Wallace guides the reader through the fundamentals of natural philosophy, explaining how the universe is populated with entities endowed with different natures — inorganic, plant, animal, and human. Much of this knowledge is intuitive, already in people’s minds from experience. Wallace builds on this foundation to provide a model of the human mind that illuminates not only the philosophy of nature but also the logic, psychology, and epistemology that are prerequisite to it.
6 1-hour Lectures
- Fundamental Concepts
- Nature: the Inner Dimension
- Nature's Powers and Nature's Kinds
- Nature's Property: Motion or Change
- Nature's Measures: Place and Time
- Nature's First Unmoved Mover