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James Camien McGuiggan

Barnes' book sounds fantastic - I'll have to check it out if this just-out-of-PhD-guy ever gets a job (which does not seem likely).

But anyway - one thing strikes me as objectionable: you say that Barnes' big point makes trouble for Thomists and certain Christians. This strikes me as rather unlikely only because MacIntyre's 'Dependent Rational Animals' - as the title indicates - is centred around what's much the same point (and he deals with it through disability, too), and he's officially some sort of Thomist and definitely a Catholic! I forget the details of the book, so I don't know whether he avoids the trouble you suspect, but I mention it anyway in case you don't know it. (It's a short and pleasant book.)

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