Tag Archives: Aristotle

Probably the best philosophical lesson I’ve ever learned…

  The only thing worse than philosophers never coming to an agreement is that they’re unknowingly arguing about different things. Advertisements

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Identity, necessity, sufficiency, yada, yada, yada…

Any identity thesis (IT) about x and y must establish at least the equivalence of necessary (n) and sufficient (s) conditions for x and y. (I’m still pondering how Aristotle’s insistence, in Physics II, on the sameness of definition fits … Continue reading

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Troubles in my soul…

The term soul is horribly overused, even, or perhaps especially, by advocates of the philosophy in which it belongs. Soul is just a species of act as opposed to potency, form as opposed to matter. Speaking very loosely, therefore, all … Continue reading

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Confessions of a metaphysical rake…

Physicalism P and/or mind-brain identity MBI cropped up a few weeks ago in a post about “neuroenvy” at Dr. Feser’s blog. It got me reading again on physicalism, namely this exchange between Melnyk (M) and Taliaferro & Goetz (TG) at … Continue reading

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Sometimes it takes a nightmare…

…to wake us up to reality. The growing awareness of the wisdom of nature– from the architectonics of ant towers to the elegant precision of bird nests to the incomparable power and efficiency of spider webs to the role of … Continue reading

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