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2021 | 10 | 1 | 45–69
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Metaphysics and Evolution: A Response to Dennis F. Polis

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This paper is a response to Dennis F. Polis’s article “The Compatibility of Evolution and Classical Metaphysics” (2020), which offered a critique of the author’s article “Classical Metaphysics and Theistic Evolution: Why Are They Incompatible?” (2019). In order to justify and maintain his objections to the compatibility of classical metaphysics and theistic evolution, the author concentrates on three problems: (1) the definition of evolution, (2) the Aristotelian-Thomistic understanding of substance, and (3) the clarification of why Dr. Polis’s responses to his arguments fail.
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10
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45–69
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2021-03-30
References
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DOI: 10.26385/SG.100102
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Publication order reference
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