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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Five Powers

Class 3: The Five Powers of the Soul

Moral Philosophy Course: Thomas Aquinas’ Theory of Action Taught by Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi CLASS 3: THE FIVE POWERS OF THE SOUL In the question 77 of the first part of the Summa Theologie, St. Thomas Aquinas offers the general criterion that allows to distinguish the powers of the soul in active and passive. The discourse on the … Continue reading Class 3: The Five Powers of the Soul

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Life Fulvio Di Blasi

What Is Life?

Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi explains what the concepts of life and soul indicate in nature. What Is Life? When Greek physics, or natural philosophy, coined the concepts of life and soul did it to indicate something in nature that, due to its specific characteristics, requires new concepts and terms. In those days, it was easier to observe … Continue reading What Is Life?

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The Two Ways to Survive Death

By Fulvio Di Blasi

After death, the soul continues to exist because it is spiritual and does not have an existence that depends exclusively on the union with the body. Of course, this existence will be a bit strange because the human soul is made to stay with the body: to “inform it”, as they say. Imagine a life … Continue reading The Two Ways to Survive Death

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Colors Survive Death Straw Indifference Thyself Writing Style Locke Sword Angel Love Five Waves Escalator Hedonism Premarital Sex Hook Tarzan Soul Homosexual Acts Interstellar Fulvio Di Blasi dream Horses Eyes

Horses and Moral Life

By Fulvio Di Blasi

Do you remember the Platonic myth narrated in the Phaedrus of the charioteer and the winged horses? The myth, as a whole, is conceived as a representation of the soul. The charioteer is the reason, the logos, which must lead the chariot upward, where dwell the gods. The horses represent the lower parts of the … Continue reading Horses and Moral Life

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Homer Giuseppe Girgenti

Class 1: The Meaning of Soul from Homer to Plato

Philosophy of the Human Being Course on: “From Homer to the Early Church Fathers: The Ancients on the Soul and the Mind-Body Problem“ Taught by Dr. Giuseppe Girgenti CLASS 1: THE MEANING OF SOUL FROM HOMER TO PLATO Giuseppe Girgenti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan.

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Homer Giuseppe Girgenti

The Ancients on the Soul and the Mind-Body Problem

Faculty: Giuseppe Girgenti, PhD Philosophy of the Human Being Course on “From Homer to the Early Church Fathers: The Ancients on the Soul and the Mind-Body Problem” Classes already available on TIC TV site 1. The Meaning of Soul from Homer to Plato   Giuseppe Girgenti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Università Vita-Salute San … Continue reading The Ancients on the Soul and the Mind-Body Problem

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Concupiscence Fulvio Di Blasi

Concupiscence

Theology Course: “Foundations of the Catholic Faith” Taught by Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi CLASS 14: CONCUPISCENCE The term “concupiscence” indicates a strong or intense desire. In the Western philosophical tradition, concupiscence is an essential component of the anthropological and ethical structure of the human being. We find it in Plato (in the Phaedrus) in the … Continue reading Concupiscence

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Who Can Tame the Soul’s Horses?

In this short video Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi talks about the parts of the soul in Aristotle and in Plato’s Chariot Allegory In his dialogue Phaedrus, Plato describes the activity of the soul through the famous chariot allegory, which represents reason (the charioteer) that has to tame two horses, which represent the “irascible” and the “concupiscible.” Aristotle shares … Continue reading Who Can Tame the Soul’s Horses?

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Tyrannic Soul Jonathan Culp

Class 13: The Tyrannic Soul and the Superiority of Justice

Political Philosophy An Introduction to Plato’s Republic Dr. Jonhatan Culp Class 13: The Tyrannic Soul and the Superiority of Justice In this class, Dr. Culp discusses Book IX of the Republic, which begins with a description of the perfectly unjust or tyrannic soul—the soul that is dominated by eros and a host of lawless desires.  … Continue reading Class 13: The Tyrannic Soul and the Superiority of Justice

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