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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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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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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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St Thomas on Authority

Here: 6. Scriptum Super Libros Sententiarum II, dist. 44, q. II, a. 2.[The problem is whether Christians are bound to obey secular powers, especially tyrants.] The procedure in discussing this problem is this: It seems that they are not bound … Continue reading

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External World and Nominalism

It then becomes evident that the priority of ens reale over ens rationis emphasized by Aquinas is more ontological than experiential. The fact that some among objects before us are also present-at-hand as things in their own right (indifferent to … Continue reading

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