Category Archives: Aristotle

Day 20. T is for Thomism

Thomism refers to the school of theological/philosophical thought that developed out of St. Thomas Aquinas’ work. To a lot of religious folk, Aquinas remains an example of the worst excesses of Roman rationalistic theology – an arrogant and presumptuous attempt … Continue reading

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A contemporary Schopenhauer

A prominent jeweller claims to have figured out the key to existence: The academics could be forgiven for never having heard of Summa Metaphysica’s author. But, in fact, he was far from unknown: David Birnbaum is a prominent figure in … Continue reading

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Philosophical diversion

This post is semi-inspired by a brief discussion elsewhere. It was suggested that, given the controversial nature of ethical theories, it is more reasonable to view them as expressions (or ad hoc justifications, I suppose) of subjective preferences until we … Continue reading

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Philosophy Notes: Prior Analytics Book A (1-2)

School’s back, but I’m not! However, since I have to keep the ol’ noggin running, since this blog can’t just be about res ludorum but also studiorum, I’ve decided to use it to help me crack open some philosophy. These … Continue reading

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