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Female Is A Mutilated Male ~Aristotle

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


Book review – Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation

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

Book Review

Foundationalism: in praise of vagueness

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

Virtue and the Arts: Some Aristotle to Start Your Day

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


On Capital Punishment

Death is, as one of the ancients  observed, “of dreadful things the most dreadful,” an evil beyond which nothing can be threatened by sublunary power or feared from human enmity or vengeance.  132 more words

Samuel Johnson

Kissing names: So there happens to be two Buridans

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

Micheaelmas 2017

Final Paper

College: the degree, the debt, the trouble?

Since I’ve begun to get mailings requesting I consider a four-year college and the programs that they offer. I’ve noticed a theme around many of the invitations I’ve received. 1,233 more words