Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Chiesa: The Encyclical on Hope Commented by Two Non-believing Thinkers
They are the professors Aldo Schiavone and Ernesto Galli della Loggia, on the front page of the newspaper of the Holy See. Pope Joseph Ratzinger knows them, and has read them. Will he respond?

Monday, July 07, 2008

A new puzzle

Regarding equality and justice--just when I thought I was making progress, I find that I need to find the basis for making a return or requital--the precept to make a return or requital when one receives a benefit seems to be more than just the precept to love others, no? But does Aquinas explicitly discuss how the former is derived from the latter?

Just when I thought I had gone as far as I needed, something pops up that I had not considered before. While this may be good philosophically, it's not so good for getting a dissertation done as soon as possible...