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Spirit of the Occident

Western Civilisation is composed of three elements;

  1. Roman Ethos[1]
  2. Christian Pathos[2]
  3. Greek Logos[3]

It was Aristotle, in fourth century BC Greece, who first defined… 1,454 more words

Philosophy

Outline of Hylomorphism

The following was written last fall for an introductory philosophy of mind course.

In chapters 10.1 through 10.5 of Philosophy of Mind, William Jaworski works through a summary of the philosophical/psychological position of Hylomorphism. 538 more words

Philosophy

Faith Demystified- Our Place in the Universe

Demystifying Faith – Our Place in the Universe

We are born of the cosmos, and this is not some religious illusion. The iron in our blood and the calcium in our teeth were created in ancient stars that exploded as supernovae, spreading their chemical wealth across the galaxy. 685 more words

Creation

Kant, Enlightenment, and the categories of Reason

Kant outlines his position on what Enlightenment is in his essay, An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment, stating that Enlightenment is “man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity;” essentially a growing up and a choice to think for one’s self in accordance with reason as an end-in-itself.  2,015 more words

Philosophy

We are what we repeatedly we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit
Aristotle

Habit