Category Archives: Philosophy of Nature

Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music: A Second Reason

Well, its time to give one more reason to support Socrates when he said that Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music Otherwise I might forget it and then where will we be? As we mentioned, one reason that … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Philosophy of Nature, Seven Fine Arts, Socrates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My Apology to The Supreme Court of The United States of America

I meant to have written this little post several weeks ago before the Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Obviously, the nation had a right to know what the ancient pagan Greeks would say about Marriage, and I am … Continue reading

Posted in catholic education, classical education, Philosophy of Nature, Socrates | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Two Reasons Why Things Are Difficult to Understand: Wisely and Slow Part IV

As has been thoroughly set forth and expounded here in a beautiful succinct and brilliant paper on this very subject, there are seven times when we need to go wisely and slow in our path towards wisdom, that is in … Continue reading

Posted in classical education, discussion, Heraclitus, Philosophy of Nature, truth for its own sake | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 1

  Langley: Greetings Socrates, what a pleasure to meet you so early in the  morning here in the Agora! Socrates: Why bless my soul! Is it morning already? I suppose I have lost my sense of time. As a matter of fact … Continue reading

Posted in discussion, Philosophy of Nature, Socrates | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Elective System in Education: A Denial That Nature Acts For An End.

As we have argued elsewhere the question “does nature act for an end” is of the utmost significance for everybody. Of the important lessons to be learned from a Catholic classical education, that nature acts for an end, is perhaps the … Continue reading

Posted in education, Liberal Arts, Philosophy of Nature | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

What Should I Do With Myself?

That title is an attention grabber isn’t it? But as you will see it is entirely relevant to our discussion concerning why the question “Does Nature Act For and End?” is a very interesting question. (See reason #2 below!) So … Continue reading

Posted in classical education, education, Philosophy of Nature, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Four Reasons Why “Does Nature Act For An End?” Is A Very Good Question

Today I mean to simply to go straight to the point. There will be no interruptions and I won’t even be taken questions! I find that this is the only way to really get things done. Sometimes we like to … Continue reading

Posted in classical education, discussion, education, Philosophy of Nature | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments