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On Akrasia

I came across the Greek word Akrasia when I was doing some research on Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics.  This word was seated amongst a glossary of terms that Aristotle uses in his book, and it really struck me. 249 more words

The universe is made of atoms AND stories

I was in the middle of my grad school career and, although I was an English major with a focus in Composition & Rhetoric, I became involved in a research project that required a lot of information management. 861 more words

The Writing Process

Chaucer's philosophical history

The Monk’s Tale, one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, presents an interesting challenge to Aristotle’s famous assertion that “poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” The moralizing monk of Chaucer, however, presents a series of short biographies of powerful men and their respective downfalls that his listeners might “be warned by these examples, true and old.” In so doing, Chaucer’s monk calls into question Aristotle’s contention about the limits of history. 900 more words


Critique of TSW Part 28b The Last Chapter

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Bill suggests that without free will, the natural world would be fatalistic. Like most indeterminists, he relies on the Myth of Exceptionalism to claim that science, particularly in the form of univironmental determinism, can say nothing about the evolution and character of human consciousness and sapience. 1,348 more words


Philip II: Thebes, Phalanx, and Aristotle

While young, Philip was held hostage in Thebes. Now, when I say “hostage”, he was royalty and treated like royalty but he just wasn’t allowed to go anywhere and was indoctrinated in the Theban culture and civilization. 640 more words


On Logic

Following the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, much of Aristotle’s work was lost in the West. Some of these had been translated from Greek to Latin by the scribe Boethius. 510 more words

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Friendship In The Enterprise: Dream Or Reality?

The managers of companies are constantly designing different models to increase the effectiveness of the organization and thus maximize profits. The strategies are very different, some give awards according to production, others give their employees bonuses and gifts, and some even opt to improve the facilities of the company so that employees are more comfortable. 961 more words