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Now that's a lollipop

Me, me, me. It’s all about me. (Man) the animal who knows that he knows. (Me) the man of the hour.   I never did know anything, but now I know that I don’t know anything. 13 more words

The Low Down on Peter Kreeft's Practical Theology

Having read through one hundred and twelve of the topics in Peter Kreeft’s Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas, an accurate enough opinion of it has formed in my mind.   512 more words

Religion

Aristotle, theology, contemplation and matter

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Russell wrote that philosophy lies between science and theology. Aristotle wrote in the Metaphysics that first philosophy is the science of theology. I would like to make a couple of points before discussing Aristotle’s theology in that book and some points regarding Aristotle on contemplation. 740 more words

Philosophy

Are you a Skilled person? or a Knowledgable person? or both?


Knowledge and Skill, are two words that people use to describe others abilities. Although we all could be guilty of the synonymous use of these words. 454 more words

For Fun

plato, visual culture and simulacra

to be honest, the second workshop of cop was horrendous. I found myself to be very lost and realised that a lot of what was being talked about was going way over my head… however, I have tried to simplify what I did get my head around in a way that is understandable to people that have never read any of the texts from today (because I am one of those people too!). 569 more words

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The Unexamined Life is Not Fully Lived

I recently listened to an old podcast on the Partially Examined Life regarding Plato’s The Apology of Socrates. The Apology is basically Plato’s version of the speech Socrates gave when he was on trial for “corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes”. 639 more words

Life

"The Dispossessed": A Review

Much greater and more important than simply a SciFy space-opera. This is a story about utopia, dystopia, and the spark of human beings and societies. 1,083 more words

Book Reviews