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A Look at Nominalism

The Problem of Universals is an often overlooked topic. It is usually only brought up when studying scholasticism and medieval philosophy. This now neglected epistemological/ontological issue, which moderns often believe has been solved with the progress of philosophy and development of psychology, once held the attention of the greatest European thinkers. 1,047 more words

Philosophy

Merit & Grace in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period

Earlier, I posted, in several sections, a larger work on the changing notions of merit and grace in the later medieval period, with minor attention to the changing economic background that affected the metaphors used for these. 113 more words

Christianorum

Merit & Grace in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period, Part 3

Continued from part one, which was followed by part two: this is the third and final post (for now, until I get to Calvin at some future date.)  2,530 more words

Christianorum

Merit & Grace in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period, Part 1

1) There are a number of helpful topics by which one might examine some of the differences and similarities across the centuries from the Medieval period up through the Reformation, and each allows a set of concerns to come into focus. 5,371 more words

Christianorum

Weaver: Ideas Have Consequences

Ideas Have Consequences
Richard M. Weaver
(University of Chicago, 1948)
175 p.

“This is another book about the dissolution of the West.”

Such is the desultory opening sentence of a book that has, I think it is fair to say, achieved the status of a minor classic of contemporary conservatism.

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Books

Occam's Razor

Anyone who has read the Sherlock Holmes series is familiar with the quote, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Spock even quotes him in one of the Star Trek movies. 198 more words

Observation