Tag: John Deely

  • Aquinas and Evolution

    A quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 266 “Shortly before his dearth Aquinas tool ill and ceased to write. Hagiography reports that he was granted a vision, in the light of which he is reported to…

  • Aquinas and modern theology

    Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 298-299 “”Aquinas’s metaphysics of esse is the foundation of his theology, insofar as theology is an edifice of contemplative reason expressed in discourse in the light of faith, as is…

  • Logic and Liberal Arts

    Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 596-597 “In short, adoption of Locke’s proposal as the rationale for logic in the tradition of liberal arts, in place of the original Aristotelian rationale opposed to the Stoic conception,…

  • How Descartes died

    Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 511-512 “The most famous adage of modern philosophy, perhaps of all philosophy, comes from Descartes: ‘Cogito ergo sum’, ‘I think therefore I am’. There is a tale told – I…

  • Secular Counterpart of Religious Intolerance

    Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 192 “Nor should we forget the late-modern inverse secular counterpart of religious intolerance of freedom of the intellect such as we witnessed, for example, in the ill-fated experiment of the…

  • Heritage of the Byzantium

    Quotes from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 175-176 “A thousand years would pass before the civilization which had Constantinople for its imperial center would be vanquished by Islamic peoples. The theological and religious heritage of Byzantium at…

  • Scotus Erigena: Martyr to philosophy

    Quotes from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 137 “There is a tale, alleged by William of Malmesbury (C. 1095/6-1143), that Scotus Erigena, ‘a man of clear understanding and amazing eloquence’, went to England in his later years,…

  • The Boundary of Time

    A quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century “The present, then, as I am defining it here, is the exclusive preserve of the living. The boundary of time is then the separation of no longer living from the…