Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A friend is reading a book about Garrigou LaGrange

and some of it is kind of funny.

"Nor secondly is Tony Blair's personhood his existence - because existence is ascribed to Tony Blair, not as what formally constitutes his being. (Were that the case, Tony Blair would be altogether necessary to the universe - indeed, his essence would be his existence, something only true of God, which Tony Blair is not.) Rather, existence is a contingent predicate of Tony Blair. (In other words, for better or worse, Tony Blair merely happens to exist.)"

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