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Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes

A promising new title from U of Penn with several references to Aristotle, Hume, Oakeshott, Hayek, Aron, Berlin and more besides.

The business of a government not to inflame passion and give it new objects to feed upon, but to inject into the activities of already too passionate men an ingredient of moderation.

— Michael Oakeshott

Michael Oakeshott

114. On the Gait of Animals (De Incessu Animalium), and, On the Motion of Animals (De Motu Animalium) by Aristotle (c.350 BC)

Plot:   Two short lectures connected by the idea of movement in animals. On the Gait of Animals discusses the various types of movement of animals and their different arrangements of limbs, whereas… 353 more words

4th Century BC

Philosophy is for everyone. - Colin Burgess

“Philosophy is everybody’s business.” – J. Mortimer Adler.

Aristotle opened his opus on philosophy, The Metaphysics, with, “All men by nature desire to know.” Nothing could be truer, when one begins to ask the ‘why’ questions, one is taking intellectual responsibility for constructing their weltanschauung, or worldview. 1,010 more words

Philosophical Apologetics

Relationships. Interrupted.

I was leaning against a railing just off the main walk on my college campus and trying to read. But in the dying light of the day, it was becoming more of a task than a leisure. 2,010 more words

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Two more Rare incunabula ! Medical and Spiritual

834G Moses Maimonides

Hoc in volumine hec Continent’. Aphorismi Rabi moysi.  Aphorismi Io Damasceni. Liber secreto⁄¿ Hipocratis. Liber Pnosticationum bm lunazin signis et aspectu planetarum Hipoc. 993 more words

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Natural Law Theory

Here is a small video I created explaining Natural Law Theory (Below is transcript):

In this video I explore the strengths and weaknesses of Natural Law: 867 more words