Monthly Archives: March 2017

Agere Sequitur Esse

It is a principle so simple and rational that it can be found in a children’s book. I remember reading “Is Your Momma a Llamma” a hundred times. Each page manifests more and more that scholastic axiom that the way … Continue reading

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Note on Authority III

If ownership of a person was possible, it would be good and just. Since authority is a real power, completing its end is a real good. However, since ownership of a person is impossible, not only is it a violence … Continue reading

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Ownership and Slavery

Ownership is the kind of authority that involves a real power to order things to certain ends. It is clear that humans can do this with respect to inanimate objects. We take advantage of a things nature teleology¬†or directedness, but … Continue reading

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Price and Value

I’ve come to a point where I need to attempt a better distinction between price and value. First, price is to money as length is to a ruler or duration is to a clock, that is it the actual number … Continue reading

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Lust of Dragons

Gold does Nothing Gold is valuable because it is useless. Gold is valuable because it is a measure of value (i.e. Gold is valuable because it is valuable). Gold is valuable because it is beautiful. (How much is actually ever … Continue reading

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Notes on Authority II

– An efficient cause is the first ordering of a thing to its first good, namely existence. Fatherhood then is the principal, natural qand paradigmatic form of authority. All other authority seems to be secondary or derivative. – A father … Continue reading

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Notes on Authority

– The essence of authority proceeds from the relation between the authority and the object. A father and an uncle or grandfather have different kinds of authority over the same child in virtue of the relation between them. – The … Continue reading

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