Aristotle on Space and Time

Aristotele’s Relativity Theory

Philosophy of Nature Corse: Aristotle on Space and Time Prof. Fulvio Di Blasi LEZIONE: Aristotele’s Relativity Theory The concept of time is very similar to the concept of space. Instead of “Where?” time relates to the question “When?” Aristotle and Augustine (but also Bergson, Husserl, and Heidegger) both connected the existence of time to the existence … Continue reading Aristotele’s Relativity Theory

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Aristotle on Space and Time

Aristotle on Space and Time

Faculty: Fulvio Di Blasi, PhD Philosophy of Nature Course: Aristotle on Space and Time Space and time are fascinating and stimulating subjects that constitute a very good opportunity for understanding better both the problem of becoming and Aristotle’s account of “change.” They also provide an interesting arena for comparing the insights of classical philosophy with contemporary … Continue reading Aristotle on Space and Time

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Ancient Wisdom and Thomistic Wit

Recommended Book of the Week

Fulvio Di Blasi

In Ancient Wisdom and Thomistic Wit, Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi explains difficult ethical concepts and arguments from Thomas Aquinas and his Ancient Greek predecessors, making them accessible even to readers with no previous background in philosophy. All the while, the author makes the topic engaging by demonstrating the relevance of ancient and medieval insights to contemporary … Continue reading Recommended Book of the Week

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Dr. Christopher Wolfe Class 13: The Constitution: A Summary View

Class 13: The Constitution: A Summary View

Political Science Course on “Basic Principles of the Original American Constitution“ Taught by Dr. Christopher Wolfe CLASS 13: “The Constitution: A Summary View” To tie up our course on the Basic Principles of the Original American Constitution, we will focus our attention on an overall, architectural view of that document. We will do this by comparing the … Continue reading Class 13: The Constitution: A Summary View

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Plato and Aristotle Among the Theologians Dr. Guiseppe Girgenti

Plato and Aristotle Among the Theologians

In this short video, Dr. Giuseppe Girgenti talks about the theological insights of Plato and Aristotle. When we hear the term theology, we immediately think about the theological sciences based on faith traditions and their holy texts. This association is unwarranted. “Theology,” which is a Greek term meaning “discussion about God,” is used for the first … Continue reading Plato and Aristotle Among the Theologians

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Fr. Bob Gahl Lecture

Aristotle on Friendship Applied to Marital Love

By Fr. Robert Gahl

In the 4th Century BC, Aristotle wrote the first systematic treatise on moral philosophy, the Nicomachean Ethics. In this book, he talks about three different kinds of friendship that are based on three different kinds of goods. These are instrumental, pleasurable, and intrinsic, or noble goods. We can have friendships of utility, that are based … Continue reading Aristotle on Friendship Applied to Marital Love

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Jude Dougherty

Interview with Jude Dougherty, Part 2

DR. JUDE DOUGHERTY IS PROFESSOR EMERITUS AND THE DEAN EMERITUS OF THE SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AT THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA IN WASHINGTON, D.C. A FAITHFUL SON OF THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, DR. DOUGHERTY DID HIS UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDIES THERE, RECEIVING HIS PHD IN PHILOSOPHY IN 1960 AND RETURNING TO CUA IN 1966 … Continue reading Interview with Jude Dougherty, Part 2

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Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics

By Aristotle

The “Nicomachean Ethics” is arguably the most important ethical treatise in the Western tradition. In this text, Aristotle argues that what is good for human beings is determined by our nature. We are by nature rational animals and our good is a rational good; to flourish is to live a life of practical rationality and contemplation … Continue reading Nicomachean Ethics

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Jude Dougherty

Interview with Jude Dougherty, Part 1

Dr. Jude Dougherty is professor emeritus and the dean emeritus of the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. A faithful son of the Catholic University of America, Dr. Dougherty did his undergraduate and graduate studies there, receiving his PhD in philosophy in 1960 and returning to CUA in 1966 … Continue reading Interview with Jude Dougherty, Part 1

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Acting Intellect

The Acting Intellect: No Pretending Involved

Fulvio Di Blasi explains why Aristotle and St. Thomas claimed that there is in us an acting intellect. The acting intellect is one of the most difficult concepts in both Aristotle and Saint Thomas Aquinas, and it reveals what the deepest difference is between their philosophy and that of Plato. The acting intellect is opposed … Continue reading The Acting Intellect: No Pretending Involved

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