Tag Archives: Philosophy

An obiter dictum on boxing as a metaphor for life…

I just saw a clip of Naseem “Prince” Hased in the ring, and it reminded me that I don’t mind trash talk and grandstanding, as long as you can back it up when it counts. And Hased certainly could back … Continue reading

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Happy St. Dominic Day…

Some, who think themselves naturally gifted, do not wish to touch either philosophy or logic; nay more, they do not wish to learn natural science. They demand bare faith alone, as if they wished, without bestowing any care on the … Continue reading

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Ein vollkommenes Ersatzleben…

Es gibt in dieser Welt kein vollkommen ordentliches Leben. Je ordentlich man seine Umwelt reguliert sowieso kontrolliert, desto unlebendig und eben unmenschlich wird sein Existenz. Sei es der Fall, dass wirklich “alles in Ordnung” ist, denn lebt man eher wie ein Betreuer für die Regelmäßigkeit … Continue reading

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Goodness grows in the generation of substance…

A little context: St. Thomas points out that a thing cannot simply be said to be good in the same way that it is called being. Being is said in the first place of the substantial being of things, and … Continue reading

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March 13: A day to celebrate!

“God has given the world a holy Church in whose safe harbor the lovers of truth seek refuge, as well as all those who desire to be saved and to escape the dreadful wrath of God.” –– St. Theophilus of … Continue reading

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ANCIENT SECRETS REVEALED AT LAST!

As I just explained, my first protected post was just an experiment. But since the curiosity is probably doing you in, the following is what I posted in that first protected post. ————————– “A new favorite logical conundrum…” Or perhaps … Continue reading

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Peerless style, conventional content, astounding lapses in logic…

[The following is the review I left at Amazon.com after finishing David Eagleman‘s Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.] Eagleman is a charming writer, but in this book I think he’s bitten off more than he can chew–or rather, … Continue reading

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