• New Book: Gilson – Thomist Realism and Critique of Knowledge
    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”
    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 […]
  • How Things Can Be Large and Small at the Same Time
    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 […]
  • Relevant Quote from Cicero
    “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 […]
  • Secular Humanism Gathers: Reason Rally 2012
    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 […]
  • Summary of the Theories of Truth
    What is truth? I thought it would be good to take a step back and review what truth is in the most general sense. Welcome to philosophy! As simple as that sounds, believe it or not, many people disagree, and there are at least five different views on what truth is. Since every decision we […]
  • Off Topic: Tesla Project 2006
    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 […]