Monthly Archives: March 2012

New Book: Gilson – Thomist Realism and Critique of Knowledge

Jon/ March 30, 2012/ Education, Enlightenment, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy

For those of the more academic bent, please consider reading Étienne Gilson' book “Thomist Realism and the Critique of Knowledge” (Réalisme thomiste et critique de la connaissance, Vrin, 1939.). As my friend said, it's “drop everything” good!  Here's a related video: I will try to make shorter more distilled posts on the topic as I read…





Explanation of the Blog’s New “Logo”

test/ March 26, 2012/ Fun, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, to be moved

From the left: Nietzsche, Marx, Russell, Kant, DescartesFrom the right: G.K. Chesterton, Aquinas, Cicero, C.S. Lewis, Plato I thought I would take the opportunity to explain what my bold modification of Rafael's School of Athens is meant to convey on this blog. There is nothing profound about it really. I did it because I wanted to “update” the painting to

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How Things Can Be Large and Small at the Same Time

Jon/ March 23, 2012/ Faith and Reason, Philosophy

All is relative…relatively objective that is. Whether things are small or large doesn't matter because these are descriptors. They words that we invented. Things are the size that they are despite whether we can wrap our heads around them with words whose meaning can change based on context. This sounds like common sense because it is. But you would be surprised how

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Relevant Quote from Cicero

Jon/ March 19, 2012/ Education, Philosophy, Quotes

“True law is right reason in agreement with nature [This must be unpacked];  it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting;  it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions…It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. 

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Secular Humanism Gathers: Reason Rally 2012

test/ March 16, 2012/ Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Theism/Atheism, to be moved

The largest gathering of the secular humanist movement in world history will be taking place 24 March 2012 called the “Reason Rally” to be hosted at the National Mall in DC. Yes, you heard that right…”Reason Rally,” because anyone who doesn't agree with them, can be tossed the unreasonable label. Interestingly, since the French Revolution when the Cathedral of Notre Dame de

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Off Topic: Tesla Project 2006

Jon/ March 7, 2012/ Empirical Science, Fun, Modern Philosophy

Back in 2006, when I was a senior in high school I was in physics class and our physics teacher, Mr. Scott, showed us the Van de Graph generator. I thought to myself, cool…lets make one. After doing some research, I found a better version would be the Tesla coil which was invented by the infamous, but not as famous

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