Category Archives: Musings

The Resurrection of the Body

Salvation is to be saved from some evil. The resurrection of Jesus reveals a particular salvation. The just in the bosom of Abraham possessed a natural bliss. Christ won for them supernatural bliss in heaven, however there is something deficient … Continue reading

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What is a model?

Let us consider a basic example of a model, a statue. The statue is considered as a model of that of which it is a statue in virtue of sharing a resemblance of its object’s form. Marble is said to … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Risk is about some future evil event or state of affairs. This is obviously related to “downside” risk or the risk of a loss. However, we speak also of “upside” risks. An upside risk is only risk in an accidental … Continue reading

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Facebook and the Human Good

One of the insights of MacIntyre as I understand it is that the good life does not consist in the realization by the individual of abstract virtues. Rather the virtues are realized in members of a community through the concrete … Continue reading

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Contextual Value

In a previous post, Zippy comments: I would suggest (without pretending to approach an exhaustive account) another factor: contextual. Generators really are more valuable during a widespread power outage, etc — not because of convention and not because of the … Continue reading

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Incoherence of the Non-expert Experts

Over at the Acton Institute there is an article on that economics is for everybody. I think Mr. Chang is dead wrong, because a great many people have all sort of uneducated views and opinions on economics. I think the … Continue reading

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Discounting – Foundational Thoughts

One of the things that has been on my mind is the justification of discounting on a realist basis. There is a great deal of unreality in modern economics and discounting is a corner stone of modern economics and finance. … Continue reading

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