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Dissertation quisquilia: on the universe

How does one define the universe?

St. Thomas argues that the universe can be considered under higher lights: for instance, as possessing the good of a unity of order with God as its separate, common good. 359 more words

Current Reading

“what is a friend? a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

For once in my life, I am speechless. Thank you is never enough for all of the love and kindness I’ve received on my 23rd birthday 5808 miles from home. 8 more words

Aristotle's Ethics

While talking about actions, pursuits, and opinions in his book Ethics, Aristotle came upon the subject of the lives that people live, and identified three prominent types of life: the life of enjoyment, the contemplative life, and the political life. 169 more words


Aristotle's Rhetoric

At the beginning of his Rhetoric, Aristotle states that the majority of authors writing about rhetoric tend to focus on the “accessory parts” instead of the essential part of rhetoric: the modes of persuasion. 202 more words


Character Versus Habit?

How do Christian people become virtuous? As it turns out, the question can become tricky very fast. I’ll defer in this post to C.S. Lewis (this normally settles disputes in the evangelical world). 692 more words


A thought on catharsis

Joe Sachs is the Official Aristotle Translator of Shimer College. I especially enjoy his rendering of the Poetics, which pushes back against traditional moralistic readings of Aristotle’s theory of tragedy. 265 more words


A Brief Introduction

A key element of the Classical Period, The Great Chain of Being states that everything in the universe has its place in the ‘order’, and is visualized as a vertical chain. 244 more words