Monthly Archives: May 2017

Incoherence of Division by 0

Division is a sort of measurement. How many magnitudes A do I count in magnitude B? Magnitude A is a measure of magnitude B. Every measure contains in some way that which it measures. Zero is not a magnitude but … Continue reading

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Sovereignty and Markets

God first of all is Sovereign and this is expressed in his Power and Providence. He creates all things and governs them with an absolute supremacy. A particular act of an authority is the dispensation or delegation of authority to … Continue reading

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Private Property in Rerum Novarum

It is very interesting to read Pope Leo XIII’s defense of private property in Rerum Novarum. Rather than focusing on the classic defenses of private property (1. men are more attentive with their own possessions, 2. human affairs are more … Continue reading

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Common Good, Liberalism and Jeans Days

Liberalism is a specific error that makes a proper good superior to the common good, namely the potential to act either for good or evil indifferently. The bespeaks of a genus of errors defined by making a proper good superior … Continue reading

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Sovereign Notes

Sovereignty has the character of a first cause under the aspect of intellectual. God is the most sovereign. His authority extends to all things completely. Human sovereignty is finite and bounded. E.g. Humans have sovereignty over things but not the … Continue reading

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Personal Notes

Common good vs proper good as superior – false dichotomy? De Knoninck.  Does God will man simply as constitutive of the order of the universe, that is filling in all the ontological levels such that man’s dignity is grounded simply … Continue reading

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Another Ordering of Goods

What’s in Trump’s religious liberty order? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39798989 It is not a matter of discrimination vs non-discrimination but a discriminatory ordering of the goods of religious indifferentism or sexual indifferentism, each discriminating in themselves, oppressing Christianity in the first and human … Continue reading

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