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MANDAL: Hot Hearts and Cooler Heads

Like many intellectual disciplines, the study of biology can be traced back to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. A true empiricist, Aristotle relied not on speculation but on dissections of organisms to uncover the principles that govern life processes. However, despite his positive influence on the physical sciences, one glaring error[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Philosophers Differ in Defining Moral Certainty

Philosophers Differ in Defining Moral Certainty

Associate professor of theology Terrence Reynolds discussed the ambiguity of moral certainty in a world of diverse perceptions for the 40th anniversary lecture of the Liberal Studies Program in the Faculty Club on Friday evening. Reynolds highlighted the difference in conclusions reached by profound thinkers, such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

SCHALL: Reflecting on College Friendship

In Plato’s “Republic” (V), Socrates tells Glaucon that anyone “can feel both secure and confident when one has the truth about the dearest and most important things and speaks about them among those who are themselves wise and dear friends.” We want to know the truth and to freely speak[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion