Nous in De Anima as a Pattern for Induction in the Posterior Analytics Continue reading A Paper on Aristotle’s De Anima (On the Soul) and the Posterior Analytics
The power of Kant’s approach to metaphysics stood out to me in a recent reading of his Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics. As I have mentioned, I am studying at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut and I am currently enrolled in course on Modern and Contemporary Philosophy. In the context of Cartesian realism … Continue reading Saving the Noumena: Kant’s Approach to Metaphysics
Words are not first to little children, but sound. They are thrust, in media res, into a world of sounds. But those sounds they hear spoken by men and women are actually words, though the child does not experience them as such. Yet the cause and reason a child is hearing sound is that adults are … Continue reading Words vs. Sounds: Elements or Wholes?
freely adapted from a class in Moral Philosophy at New College Franklin
As we begin to mature in Christ, we find that we have begun to relate to others in new ways. We begin to live with others, rather than merely at them. We begin to even exist for rather than continually taking from. This is a result of being restored into the prepositional life of the Trinity, in which God is to, for, … Continue reading In the Newness of Prepositions
In Plato’s dialogues, one finds room for speculation and wonder. One also finds the discipline of logic, the presence of faith, and the need for each these modes of thinking to co-operate with one another. This helps us see why philosophy is a most serious and yet wonderful kind of play. As I embark on further graduate … Continue reading An Introduction to Philosophy, Platonic or Otherwise
In less than three weeks, I begin my first class at Holy Apostles College & Seminary (HACS). Since I was a freshman in college, back in 1997, I began to set my eyes on graduate work in philosophy. I would never have imagined twenty years would stand between those dreams, that I would be taking … Continue reading A New Stage in the Journey