chronology of ideas

was thinking a lot about William of Ockhamfor awhile, and nominalism.came across a paragraph in a book on the history of philosophyin the friary where I waswhich stated that philosophy approaches reality in four ways;namely, epistemology, ontology, psychology, and ...I forget the fourth.that makes a lot of sense -- that people are concerned with one …

happy feast

We celebrate this blog's patronal feast day, the Baptism of the Lord, during which "the heavens were opened." A ripe theological topic to consider: why does Jesus, who is without sin, get baptized, given that baptism is for the remission (or, the acknowledgment) of sin? Imagine Israel at the banks of the Jordan after their …

could promise

that I wrong no one.but always, at all timesonly good, only greatnesswith all her faculties. That what I caused them good.would need to exchange some (to pay more later);they'll be no twinkle in my eye, broif I go to the bitumen pitch abyss pit quick (though that's what they're worth it)and how! boil off the …

charades on parade

To the highest bidder go the royals!The news is to the novel as the rats infest the hovel.The blueberry patch tore on the boy's pantaloons. Tore the blueberry patch asunder, the boy is pantaloons!"Police officer arrests postal officer in conversation: packages delayed significantly""Post officer dreams of vacation, packs bags, goes on break""Fire station to get …

Whether the finite contains the infinite, and vice versa?

Part I, Question 1, Article 1:Whether the finite contains the infinite, and vice¬†versa?Obj. 1: The finite does not contain the infinite, since the terms are incommunicable. Obj.¬†2: Definitions of finity and those of infinity cannot be interchanged, as for example, what a thing is cannot subsist contrary to its nature. For example, an untrustworthy person …

riff

so far at the edge it's hard to tell whose garden we're in.imagine all possible worlds and now imagine this one(is that how thinking goes about it?).total smackdown: subsistence versus existence followed by dependence versus independence.it's going nowhere, but it's leaving now.it occurs to you that this sentence occurs to you -- did that ever …