Category Archives: Musings

Ground of the State

It is part of the natural law that men be bound by some sovereign. In each man we find that principal by which we are called social or political animals. BY this nature edowned in us by our Creator comes … Continue reading

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A Bit of Reality

In order to clarify the value of bitcoins, consider the following story: Suppose that a group of accountants work in a closed room each with a copy of the same ledger. The assets that are recorded on the ledger are … Continue reading

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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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