Female is a mutilated male. ~Aristotle
If Aristotle was female, let’s call her Ariella, perceiving the world from a woman-centric view, this could easily have been written, … 293 more words
Spontaneous generation, the idea that life can arise out of non-living matter, is both alive and dead today. Current science accepts the idea that at some point in the distant past, complex self-replicating molecules arose, which formed the starting point of billions of years of unicellular life. 1,138 more words
Thoughts inspired by teaching epistemology for the first time and listening to the podcasts of Jordan Peterson
Epistemology became a major topic for analytic philosophers because they trace their intellectual origins to Descartes and the British empiricists. 3,862 more words
Before I got ready to shovel the snow from my driveway, I read some Aristotle this morning. I don’t think I actually believe the third point–because I suspect that insisting that human character is constant and consistent is actually (1) wrong and (2) impacts mental health negatively. 211 more words
One Buridan, Jean, did some good philosophy. Another Buridan, John, did even better philosophy. And this is about John.
Medieval natural philosophy included both the rich commentary tradition on Aristotle’s 1,967 more words