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Philosophy and Culture Book Recommendations

There are a number of books on various topics that are quite good. These are the sort of books that it would be worth your money to actually buy. The first book is Real Essentialism. This is a book that explains the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas for the modern reader. It defends Aristotelian philosophy (basic to Aquinas’ beliefs) in the context of modern biology, chemistry and physics. Although I d...

Intelligent Design Theory

Intelligent design theory began with the publication of Behe’s book Darwin’s Black Box in 1996. Since then a number of other books have been published both for and against intelligent design. Wikipedia is especially unreliable  on this issue because accuracy requires reading the primary sources rather than secondary source commentaries. In fact, much of the secondary sources are polemical against ...

Knowledge of Appearances

In my last post, I proved that the mind is active and seeks out relevant information. But further progress on the nature of the mind required investigating the knowledge of appearances. There is no real distinction between knowledge of appearances and theories of the world because some appearances are also theories of the world. Appearances cannot neatly be separated from our knowledge of the worl...

The Science of Natural Science

I have already discussed the sciences of theology and philosophy, so the next highest science is natural science. Scientists in the modern era have appropriated the term ‘science’ as if it only applied to their activities or their activities are exemplars of science. Neither is true. Natural science is the study of material beings. Natural science is the study of material beings. By material being...

The Place of Education

Education and Parents (August 20, 2011) Education and the State (August 26, 2011) Education and the Good (September 1, 2011) How Much Education is Enough? (September 7, 2011) Education is very important in our modern society. We often advocate education for everyone, suggest that everyone gain a university or college degree and are horrified at the idea that someone might have been discriminated a...