The Disinterested Spectator

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  • Surveying the Integral Cosmos
    on 24 de maio de 2019 at 05:55

    The article reproduced here was first published as “Surveying the Integral Cosmos: A Review of Physics & Vertical Causation” by the Philos-Sophia Initiative. John Trevor Berger, Contributing Editor According to the experts of standard cosmology, we live in a universe which is uniformly egalitarian — a meaningless homogeneous mass of … The post Surveying the Integral Cosmos appeared first on The Disinterested Spectator.

  • Scholium on Summa I, 4–6
    on 22 de junho de 2018 at 03:46

    Agere sequitur esse. This venerable scholastic dictum — i.e., “action follows upon being” — encapsulates the point at issue in Summa Theologiae  I, Q. 4–6. What a thing does is a ‘second act’ which follows upon what a thing is, its ‘first act’. Since God is ipsum esse, existence itself, everything He does is … The post Scholium on Summa I, 4–6 appeared first on The Disinterested Spectator.

  • Philosophy of The Distinction
    on 3 de fevereiro de 2018 at 23:42

    The article reproduced here was first published as “The Distinction and the Priority of Philosophy” by the Philos-Sophia Initiative. John Trevor Berger, Contributing Editor A key element of Wolfgang Smith’s thought is his ontological distinction between the physical  and the corporeal  domains. This distinction proceeds from the observation that there … The post Philosophy of The Distinction appeared first on The Disinterested Spectator.

  • Friendship & Affectionship
    on 23 de janeiro de 2018 at 08:27

    Anyone who has read C. S. Lewis’ The Four Loves  is aware that there are four terms in ancient Greek corresponding to four related but different meanings of the English word ‘love’: storge, philia, eros, and agape: Affection, Friendship, Eros, and Charity, respectively. Lewis does not provide an English word for Eros; … The post Friendship & Affectionship appeared first on The Disinterested Spectator.

  • Scholium on Architectonic Philosophy
    on 1 de novembro de 2017 at 20:21

    I have always found Aristotle’s description of metaphysics as an ‘architectonic science’ right on the mark1Here the sense of ‘architectonic’ is understood as being of or relating to architecture. There is another conception of Aristotle’s usage of this term in which ‘architectonic science’ may be regarded as more or less … The post Scholium on Architectonic Philosophy appeared first on The Disinterested Spectator.