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Aquinas and Scotus: "Do all men by nature desire to know?"

Following my previous post, which centered on Aristotle’s account of human nature’s relation to art, I will now take a closer look at Aristotle’s notable claim at the beginning of the… 2,346 more words

Philosophy

Sobre Libro la Edad de la Fe tomo I, por Will Durant

Will Durant tiene relato interesante, su prosa captura. La edad media, la edad oscura, vista desde los emperadores posteriores a Constantino, hasta la enorme influencia del judaísmo y sin pasar por alto la influencia de la cultura árabe. 1,466 more words

Historia Universal

The Traits Needed For Progress In Mystical Studies

In Pantheon, we devoted a chapter (“The Heart Of Plotinus”) to the foundational text of Western mysticism, Plotinus’s Enneads.  That text made it clear that every man possesses within himself the capacity for special knowledge of the world; and every man has the potential for awareness of things outside the realm of accepted cognition. 679 more words

Thought

Generation 460, 1180-1200. The commentator, the shaykh and the sage.

This generation saw three towering figures, all of whom had been born in moslem Spain, each of whom was hugely influential in their own way. 1,133 more words

Generation 461, 1200-1220. Blood ties (and learning loosens)

The world of 40 generations ago was so different from the one we live in now, that I would like to recap a little, starting with the catholic north of Europe. 1,543 more words

Day 21: Averroes

Sometimes, the effect of one’s effort takes time. When that time is long, we may think that the way things are is the way they have always been, and not even know the players that had great influence. 245 more words

Are Muslims up to the challenge?

The current state of Muslims is downright depressing, conflicted by internal, ideological wars, pagan nationalism, tribalism and opportunism. Militance can bring only temporary protection, not safety. 654 more words

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