There is prudence in not trying to fight along the lines of battle as one wishes they were drawn or thinks they should be drawn, but rather as they are in fact drawn. Otherwise, one stands to lose the battle, as one’s strategy ceases to be informed by the actual state of things. This goes … More A Proposal of Strategy in the Battle over Marriage
The Leftovers has captured my interest with its sensitive portrayal of nonbelievers attempting to grapple with a scenario seemingly straight out of Revelation. One progressive entertainment website proclaimed the show to be “…A Great Model For Coping With Other People’s Religion.” Ideologically The Leftovers is decidedly left-liberal, though not to the point of unpleasantness. Protagonists … More The Leftovers: Faith vs Liberalism
Some time ago I watched HBO’s standalone season 2 of the murder mystery True Detective. Despite a lukewarm reaction from both critics and audiences for plot pacing and dialogue issues there was something about the story that stayed with me. The show is ostensibly about a murder being investigated by four “detectives,” a gangster, … More The Unlikely Redemption of True Detective Season Two
Art, in as far as I understand it, may be considered from two aspects, namely the form and the matter. By the form of art I understand the hollow structure and composition of a given piece. For instance, in the case of poems one may consider metre and rhyme. On the other hand, by matter … More Famously Infamous James Bond
I just came across the cannons of the First Council of the Nicea. I have to say that the practice of the early Church was rather different. I am just posting two short paragraphs to compare. Nicea I Cannon 11. Concerning those who have transgressed without necessity or the confiscation of their property or without … More Practical Mercifulness in Nicea I and Amoris Laetitia
It has been already pointed out that Descartes intended to replace Aristotelian philosophy. This intention necessarily shows itself in his treatment of the substance and accident. One of the main differences consist in Descart’s denial of the reality of accidents. “Secondly it is completely contradictory that there should be any real accidents, since whatever is … More Descartes – Few Words about Senses and Accidents
“Sapientia, vero ubi invenitur et quis est locus inteligentiae…” (Job 28, 12) The lower science principally depends on the conclusions of the higher one. This line of dependence cannot proceed to infinity, for all the knowledge would be then destroyed due to infinite regress. The first science is built on principles which are of a … More Where does the Knowledge Begin?
Since the time of David Hume and perhaps earlier, it has been often argued that one may not to conclude from the nature of the thing to the natural laws about its existence. This had a very unfortunate consequences for ethical naturalists, who claim that morality of human acts is essentially rooted in the nature … More An Attempt To Address The “Is – Ought” Problem