Pretentious Perennial Philosophy... By a Fool
Saturday, 6 January 2018
An Announcement - and Some Thoughts
As of Christmas day, I have become engaged to the love of my life, a woman of remarkable talent, beauty, intelligence, and strength of char...
Saturday, 16 December 2017
On the Identity of the Knower and the Known (2)
Edmund Husserl In my studies of the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl, I have been struggling with the all-too-infamous question of whet...
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Note on the Identity of the Knower and the Known
A theme that is showing up in my recent studies of Plato, Neoplatonism, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Charles DeKoninck, and Edmund Husserl: t...
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Prayers Requested for Thomas Aquinas College and Ventura County
A photo, taken last night, of the "Thomas Fire" sweeping over the hills near Santa Paula and Ventura, in Southern CA. Las...
Monday, 4 December 2017
Saved by Accident
In a couple of previous posts ( here and here ), I wrote about form as that principle in things which commands an attitude of reverence. I...
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Phaedo 96a-102a and the Platonic Project
In the painting, The Death of Socrates, Jacque-Louis David depicts Socrates pointing upwards, towards the realm of metaphysics, as Raphae...
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Syrianus in Response to Aristotle
Today I am thinking about some of Aristotle's objections to the Platonic theory of Forms, and the response to these objections that is ...
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