Whether all knowledge requires faith? Objection 1: It seems that all knowledge requires faith because faith is to be the rule and measure of our entire life and conduct. Knowledge falls under human life; therefore, it must come under its proper rule, faith. Objection 2: We know that our perceptions can be faulty; therefore, … Continue reading Whether all Knowledge Requires Faith?
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! –Matthew 6:22-23 Beauty is indeed objective; yet, … Continue reading Beauty as Subjective, I
How Aristotle may help us Conceptualize the Conflict between Ordinary Perception and Modern Science Annotated Bibliography This project serves to fulfill a requirement of PHS 611: Classical Logic and Epistemology, taught by Dr. Philippe Yates, Spring 2018 Continue reading The Two Tables from an Aristotelian Perspective
This from his book on epistemology: Certitude cannot be construed as a search for relief from the weight of singular existence The Philosophy of Knowledge, p.293-294 I would add only that in laying hold of truth by the free assent of the inner man, in discovering that certain truths are subjective insofar as they are … Continue reading A Brief Quote from Kenneth T. Gallagher
A friend recently gave me a Star Wars button with the the phrase “I find that answer vague and unconvincing.” While wearing it at school the other day, I realized that a large part of my job is communicating this to students, helping them see why it is the case, and what a sufficient answer … Continue reading Vague and Unconvincing
Here are two arguments why ideas are not themselves bodies. First, before God created, he knew all that he would make. If ideas are bodies, than bodies would have existed in God from eternity. Second, we can imagine a closet filled with clothing (shirts, pants, etc.). The closet does not know what is in it. … Continue reading Why Ideas are not Bodies
An excerpt from a recent paper: Incidental being is not an object of science because it is neither always and necessarily in the same condition, nor even for the most part so. The essential stability of knowledge depends upon an essential stability of being. The analogy used to show this is a remarkable example of … Continue reading The Fancy Chef: On the Subject of Science