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“The operative responsible for Hammett‘s detective training was James Wright, a squat, street-tough little bullet of a man, already a legend in Pinkerton circles for his daring and expertise. He was then the assistant manager of the Baltimore office,…
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Agere sequitur esse. This venerable scholastic dictum — i.e., “action follows upon being” — encapsulates the point at issue in Summa Theologiae  I, Quest. 4–6. What a thing ‘does’ (agere) is a ‘second act’ which follows upon what a thing ‘is’ (esse), its…
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Anyone with even a marginal interest in science, philosophy, the relation between them, or just documentaries in general: watch this trailer. And once you've watched it, share it.



Not many people realize it yet, but Wolfgang Smith is one of the greatest philosophers of science in a generation—maybe longer than that—and this film is going to blow the door off the quantum reality problem.



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Editor’s Note:  The article reproduced here was first published as “The Distinction and the Priority of Philosophy” on the website of the Philos-Sophia Initiative.       * A key element of Wolfgang Smith’s thought is his ontological distinction between…
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Anyone familiar with The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis 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…
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“The American founders took [the view that] government was not the center of society, and politics was not the most important thing. Government was a necessary evil that had to be kept to the margins of society. The center of things was civil society,…
Planned Paralysis
Planned Paralysis
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I have always found Aristotle’s statement that metaphysics is an ‘architectonic science’ right on the mark. I certainly think of philosophy architectonically, as opposed to ‘dialectically’. Actually, I fancy this may account for my own fascination with…
Scholium on Architectonic Philosophy
Scholium on Architectonic Philosophy
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Jacob Klein (1899–1978)* The quaternity of the original liberal arts — Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, Astronomy — is characterized by the immensely fascinating fact that their content can be understoodand therefore learned and therefore known. The Greek…
Jacob Klein on the Liberal Arts
Jacob Klein on the Liberal Arts
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There is some irony in the fact that the “Calexit” movement is so named and inspired by “Brexit,” because it was on account of their differences with British crown that the thirteen original states seceded from Britain in 1776. Of all countries, it turns…
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Paris in the 1950’s
Paris in the 1950’s
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