This idea of this twofold aspect of beauty–that it is simultaneously objective and subjective–is not something new, but is found both in Thomas and Aristotle. Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics opens with the claim that the good is that which all men seem to aim at. He goes on to clarify that it is only the virtuous … Continue reading Beauty as Subjective, II
A Reflection on a Talk by Tim McIntosh Tim McIntosh recently visited New College Franklin and gave a collegium talk on the division of heart and mind in post-modernity. One of his central premises concerned the role of story in transformation, that is in the metanoia or change of mind which occurs in personal upheaval. … Continue reading Enjambment, Hinges, and Stories
If God had not filled the air with birds, with clouds, with life, if he had left the space between earth and highest heaven empty, we might never have raised our hearts or imaginations to them. Because the world in all its manifold hierarchies and stratus’s, in every facet, is peopled or filled distinctively with … Continue reading A World for our Hearts and Minds
“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
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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