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
A claim that there is no truth implies contradiction in itself. Similarly, a systematic doubt has its own indubitable foundation, namely the doubting subject. For René Descartes doubting is a mode of thinking. The one who is thinking certainly exists. In fact ‘cogito ergo sum’ is one of the easiest ‘valid’ existential inferences. In case … More Does Cartesian “Cogito” Render Individual Beatific Vision Impossible?
Being fully alive usually implies a certain possession of oneself. This postulates that one knows where he’s coming from and what is his aim and ; however, although usually people are present to their actions, yet every now and then , especially in cases of an unexpected nature, one reacts spontaneously , and the result … More Sitcoms and Ethics