Category Archives: Philosophy

  1. A Catechumen’s Test – Have I Left Anything Out?


    February 19, 2014 by lucieromarin

    So, a friend of mine is to be baptised in a couple of weeks, and I’m godmother! Naturally, I have …
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  2. Aristotle versus the Rift (Potency and Act, Part 2)


    January 17, 2014 by lucieromarin

    So – to continue with the journey/destination analogy in the previous post – Aristotle saw that all beings, at any …
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  3. A Rift Between Worlds (Potency and Act, Part 1)

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    January 15, 2014 by lucieromarin

    So much television sci-fi is about the dangers attendant upon a Tear in the Fabric of Reality, or a Tear …
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  4. Thomism versus Burnout

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    January 13, 2014 by lucieromarin

    In the late 1990s, Jacques Derrida came to Sydney and said, “The visibility of visibility is not visible,” whereupon his …
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  5. On Questions

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    November 14, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I’ve just come from Mass, during which I mangled part of a Gradual verse, listened to a homily about indulgences, …
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  6. Philosophy for Normal People


    November 8, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I wanted to write a book about Thomism, which was to be entitled ‘Philosophy for Normal People.’ I wrote the …
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  7. The Intellect and the Brain


    November 3, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Telekinesis is particular to science fiction because common human experience tells us that it is not possible to pick up …
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  8. Clothing, Virtue, Beauty


    September 27, 2013 by lucieromarin

    This is isn’t a post about modesty. I’ve written on that topic already, and will probably do so again, but …
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  9. The Size of the Universe


    August 24, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Some time ago, a reader left the following question in the combox: Out of interest, has the Catholic church addressed …
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  10. The Naked Emperor – Natural Law?


    May 19, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I read this post yesterday, and lay awake thinking about the question at the end: “Do you think the Catholic …
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