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Francisco Suárez Suárez discusses the applicability to the Persons of the Trinity of this form of the principle of non-contradiction, A = C B = C ∴ A = B in On the Various Kinds of Distinctions p. 59 (Disputationes Metaphysicæ, Disputatio VII, De Variis Distinctionum Generibus), §2 The Signs or Norms for Discerning Various Grades of Distinction in ...


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Perhaps we can here begin to show, without specifically answering the question posted on this page, that a regular use of two-valued Aristotelian logic, useful though it is in its own right and realm of specific operation, fails to apply to the powerful doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity. The intrinsic relationality of the One divine essence is self-...


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"Man finds himself in a perilous position…A far greater danger threatens [than the outbreak of a third world war]: the approaching tide of technological revolution in the atomic age could so captivate, bewitch, dazzle and beguile man that calculative thinking may someday come to be accepted and practiced as the only way of thinking. What great danger then ...


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Suarez has commented on Aquinas's Summa Prima Pars, and he also wrote a theological summa called De Deo Uno et Trino (cf. Suarez in Latin online). The image below shows that (1) Pater est Deus (2) Filius est Deus (3) Pater non est Filius However, from (1) and (2) ( with the symmetry and the transitivity property of equality) one can infer that (4) ...


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When talking about determining what a thing is, or how it is defined, one is generally interested in what is called ontology. From WP: Ontology is the philosophical study of being. More broadly, it studies concepts that directly relate to being, in particular becoming, existence, reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. ...


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As a general rule, sacrificial offerings are meant to be 'food' for the divinity: not because the divinity needs to eat, per se, but because the religious community wants to include the divinity in the communal practice of sharing meals. The intent is to bind the community and the divinity together as a kind of family. With that in mind, people do not ...


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[T]he point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. This is from the second lecture of Russell's The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (1918). See numerous print editions, and on-line https://users.drew.edu/jlenz/br-logical-atomism2.html


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Kant ''Illusion is the kind of mirage that persists even though one knows that the ostensible object is not real' - Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798), tr. Mary Gregor, The Hague, 1974, 53. Within Dreams of a Spirit Seer, the parallel between ghostly visions and the perception of optical illusions is made explicit in a passage that ...


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John of St. Thomas’ following remark, introducing his comparative treatment of Suárez and St. Thomas, captures a distinctly Catholic principle: “Non Contrariatur Principiis Luminis Naturalis Hoc Mysterium.” We may also say of the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity—inspired by the same principle: Supra luminis naturalis rationis sed non adversus eam. ...


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I think there are two possible positions here: 1) Two-way epiphenomenalism, i.e., the mind has an effect on (some region of) the brain while (some, potentially different, region of) the brain also has an effect on the mind. This seems to be the position you are suggesting. But I would say this is not really epiphenomenalism in any meaningful sense anymore....


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What is technology ? (is it only material? aren't abstractions and cognitive processes also technologies in a way?) What about the importance of rationality in Western thought ? Can we think technology as separated of rationality? See the idea of techno-capitalism for instance to grasp the moral universe (understand it as ethos) gravitating around the ...


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Apparently, there is a text by Popper on TV. The french translation is " La lélévision, un danger pour la démocratie". I cannot find the original reference in english. Also, Boudieu ( a sociologist with a philosophical academic background) : https://monoskop.org/images/1/13/Bourdieu_Pierre_On_Television.pdf


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