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Denys the Carthusian: Opera Omnia Online

I’ve been researching the theology of the Carthusians lately, in order to better understand how the monastic attitude towards silence developed. I’ve come across a number of very useful resources, but I found it very surprising to discover that there is yet to be a good critical edition of the many works Denys the Carthusian (1402-1471). 266 more words

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Philosophy Class Discussions (Part IV): Thomas Aquinas & The Five Ways (The Cosmological Argument)

It’s time for Part IV of my class discussions from Philosophy. We jumped to a different subject/philosopher here: Thomas Aquinas and The Five Arguments for the existence of (the Judeo-Christian) God. 1,511 more words

Philosophy

Putting Plotinus back in the jungle

At long last, I have turned in the first chapter of my dissertation.  I have a concern that it is too long at 74 pages, with a 4 page introduction, but I will let my adviser decide that.  1,108 more words

Dissertation Progress

An appeal

We are planning to publish a collection based on the conference we held in December 2013. To supplement these we have invited a number of additional contributions in various thematic areas.  135 more words

Plot Challenge of the Week


It never ends. I’m finished with all my work for this semester, and now I’ve started into Summa of the Summa, Peter Kreeft’s summary of Thomas Aquinas’  192 more words

Writing Challenge

Grinworthy Quotes (4)

I apologize for taking so long to post another one of these. Here is Nicholas of Cusa (a.k.a. Cusano, a.k.a. Nikolaus von Kues) (1401–1464) on the primacy of intelligent people from… 90 more words

Philosophy

Haibun Thinking - Alchemy the Mysterious!

Alchemy, The Mysterious

The nature of alchemy is magical and mysterious, a seemingly miracle process of transformation, creation, or combination. I do admit to a fascination of the unknown and alchemy does seem to have been a mystical approach to science. 254 more words

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