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The Relation Between Metaphysics and the Physical Sciences

Within metaphysics, Plato and Aristotle both play an important role in the understanding of epistemology and the world outside of our experience; a definitive relation between their views of metaphysics against their views of the physical sciences is highly significant in the process of understanding the way in which it is possible to interpret the world as it appears. 2,883 more words

Hobbes as Critical Theorist

I haven’t paid enough attention to Chapter 46 of Hobbes’s Leviathan, in English or Latin. This series of remarks from the 14th Latin paragraph are otherworldly: 450 more words


On Rhetoric

For Ancient Rhetorics this week, we read Aristotle’s On Rhetoric (one of our exam texts). I know this reading cannot account for the scope of the text (which I am curious as to how many re-readings it will take…), but I am dwelling here in a few points of interest in an attempt to discern something articulable/to connect them to our conversations in class about historiography and ways of knowing rhetoric’s history. 767 more words


Aristotle and the Moral Blank Slate

Aristotle argues that, “none of the moral excellences arises in us by nature; for nothing that exists by nature can form a habit contrary to its nature.” 707 more words

General Philosophy

Comedian Mike Birbiglia gets all philosophical and stuff


Aristotle would have gotten so many RTs.

— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 15, 2014

@birbigs but think of all the parody accounts

— David McDowell (@dgmcdowell) …

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Reading (dis)ability in Paul and Aristotle

I have been reading 1 Corinthians 12 alongside a specific passage in Aristotle’s Politics about individual parts of the body together making a whole. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul says that the body (i.e. 866 more words


Words of Wisdom

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.” Aristotle