More on how to combat evil

I’ve been obsessed with metaphysics lately.  All problems are essentially metaphysics.  Edward Feser says in his book, Scholastic Metaphysics, “Metaphysics wears the pants.”  ‘Tis true. Metaphysics being prior to all problems AND being embroiled in an ideological conflict, that conflict is actually metaphysical. Understanding the metaphysics behind the opposition is crucial to winning. Evil is the …

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Resist not evil

“Resist not evil” isn’t some pacifist garbage thrown in the Sermon on the Mount. It’s a metaphysical truth. I wrote a little about it here. Remember, evil is the privation of the good. It being a privation, essentially a nothing, you can’t fight it. You can only fill the whole. Bruce Charlton has been on …

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The Four Causes

In his Metaphysics Aristotle gave us four causes. These causes are used to understand what the thing in front of us is. For example, a rock and a hammer can be used to drive a nail. They differ in causes though. Our minds “understand” this, and thereby differentiate between the two. They causes are: The …

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More on evil

In the post on how moderates are evil I referenced Boethius’ proof. It goes like this. 1. God is omnipotent. 2. God cannot do evil. Therefore evil does not exist. What is evil then? It seems like it exists. It’s the privation of the good. It’s the absence of good. The farther something or someone …

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