Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
The access problem for mathematical Platonism
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Sunday, December 20, 2020
District Attorney Michel Foucault
subvert doctrine rather than teaching it, and public authorities subvert law and order rather than maintaining it. To be sure, these cancers have been slowly spreading throughout the bodies ecclesiastical and politic for many decades. What is new is the sudden ghastliness with which an aggressive heterodoxy and criminality have broken through to the surface, making the reality of the disease evident to all but the most deluded of minds.
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Saturday, December 12, 2020
What was the Holy Roman Empire?
However, while these things are true of the institution of the state in general, they do not entail the existence of any particular state. That is to say, while the natural law and our supernatural end require that there be states, they don’t require that there exists Germany, specifically, or the United States, or China. For the most part, the same thing is true of empires. Nothing in natural law or in our supernatural end requires that there be a British Empire, specifically, or a Mongol Empire.
Posted by Edward Feser at 5:19 PM 111 comments:
Friday, December 4, 2020
Augustine on divine illumination
Plato held that the Form of the Good makes other Forms intelligible to us in a way comparable to how the sun makes physical objects visible to us. He also took our knowledge of the Forms to be inexplicable in empirical terms, since the Forms have a necessity, eternity, and perfection that the objects of the senses lack. His solution was to regard knowledge of the Forms as a kind of recollection of a direct access the soul had to them prior to its entrapment in the body.
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