Fulvio Di Blasi Freedom's Freedom

Freedom’s Freedom

Fulvio Di Blasi discusses “Freedom’s Freedom” Freedom and free will, or liberum arbitrium in Latin, are not the same thing. Freedom is more general. It relates to the intellectual component of our nature as human beings. This relationship can be understood through the fact that if you disagree with me, you might try to convince … Continue reading Freedom’s Freedom

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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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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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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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The Altruism of the Will

Fulvio Di Blasi explains the ultimate difference between intellect and will according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. The Altruism of the Will. How can we distinguish the intellect from the will or, more generally, the cognitive powers of the soul from the appetitive powers? One way to explain this difference is through the distinction between active … Continue reading The Altruism of the Will

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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

The Colors of the Shield

By Fulvio Di Blasi

TIC Coat of Arms is a shield because it symbolizes the vocation of intellectuals, to defend the truth against the errors and adversities of ideology and power. The interior of the shield displays four main symbols: from the upper left, five waves, the wing of an angel, an unsheathed double-edged sword, and a tuft of … Continue reading The Colors of the Shield

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But Is the Intellect Possible?

Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi explains what is meant by the term”possible intellect” But Is the Intellect Possible? The term “possible intellect” may appear obscure not only to many ordinary people but also those who are undertaking the study of metaphysics, or who have been already studying it for a while. What did St. Thomas Aquinas mean with … Continue reading But Is the Intellect Possible?

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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

Can You See What My Eyes See?

By Fulvio Di Blasi

It’s three in the morning. I woke up about an hour ago and I realized that there’s no way I can get back to sleep. I might as well eat something healthy and devote myself to something useful. I cut an apple into small pieces, I covered it with yogurt and I seasoned the whole … Continue reading Can You See What My Eyes See?

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Soul Fulvio Di Blasi

Class 2: The Acts and the Powers of the Soul

Moral Philosophy Course: Thomas Aquinas’ Theory of Action Taught by Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi CLASS 2: THE ACTS AND THE POWERS OF THE SOUL The study of the acts and the powers of the soul is an important premise of moral philosophy. St. Thomas Aquinas’ “moral science” is an extension, so to speak, of his … Continue reading Class 2: The Acts and the Powers of the Soul

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Fulvio Di Blasi

Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi, Director of the Thomas International Center

Ellen White, Divine Mercy Radio Network, interviews Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi, Director of the Thomas International Center. Fulvio Di Blasi is a philosopher expert in ethics, natural law theory and Thomistic philosophy. He is also an attorney and a mediator. He directs the Di Blasi Law Firm in Italy, and is partner in the company … Continue reading Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi, Director of the Thomas International Center

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