Tag Archives: Philosophy
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie” –Miyamoto Musashi, 16th Century, Japanese Philosopher and Kensei Hey, maybe he was on to something … Continue reading
Broken? Not Me.
Several days ago, I read a blog post written by a friend. Combining the experience of a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, writer and often a wise philospher, she routinely makes sense of the things we don’t want to think about. … Continue reading
An Essential Characteristic
The essential characteristic of philosophy, which makes it a study distinct from science, is criticism. It examines critically the principles employed in science and in daily life; it searches out any inconsistencies there may be in these principles, and it … Continue reading
Overcoming Human Nature
As the class arrived and began taking their seats, they found the following on the chalk board: 9×1=9 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=91 One by one, they began to quietly mock him with their eyes, giggles … Continue reading
Are We Not All Guilty?
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He died almost 100 years ago and we still haven’t … Continue reading
On Apples & Madmen
On this date in 1687, Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica, the three-volume work describing/presenting his mathematical principles of natural philosophy. A watershed moment for the advancement of our understanding the workings of the laws of the universe. He also … Continue reading
“I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history There are no accidents.” -Elie Wiesel If you don’t know who Elie Weisel is, click on the link. A remarkable life, by any standard.
” A dog is better than I am, for he has love and does not judge” St. Xanthias, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Thanks to Fr. Thomas Moore.
“I gave in and admitted God was God” C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis was a giant among thinkers and history will continue to bear that out. His death and funeral should have been a global event but went mostly … Continue reading
“It is only God who creates Man merely rearranges” St. Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican theologian St. Thomas Aquinas, (1225-1274) was one of the most influential medieval thinkers of Scholasticism and the father of the Thomistic school of theology.