Seminar: Thomistic Psychology – Action Theory

Beginning in the Fall of 2019, the Continuum Philosophical Insight Lyceum began a project of “Retrieving Thomistic Psychology” with an eight-week seminar that laid the foundations of an understanding that avoids the pitfalls of modern psychology.  Now, in the Winter of 2020, a following “Thomistic Psychology - Action Theory” seminar will investigate the various operations …

Seminar: Introduction to Philosophical Thinking

What is philosophy?  Is it something we study—as subject, like biology or literature?  Is it something each of us has, individually—as in, “my personal philosophy”?  Is it a relic of history?  An intellectual curiosity?  A means to impress at cocktail parties and on social media? Or perhaps—as this seminar will attempt to demonstrate—philosophy is a …

Quodlibet: Preview

The following is a preview selection (rough draft) of the forthcoming Quaestiones de Quodlibet, Prima Series, based upon the questions I received this past July/August.  This is the respondeo portion of q.1, "On Knowledge", a.1, "How does intellectual knowledge differ from sense knowledge?" I respond: We must distinguish the faculties and operations of sense perception and intellect. The …

Updates & New Recording

Lots has been happening behind the scenes on the Continuum front (and a related project).  The major development--to drop a little tease--is a new digital platform for philosophical engagement and habit-building.  It's still a little ways away from launching officially, but I'm excited about the prospects.  Aside from that, I have several other updates: First, …

On Semiotics

This week's 15 Minute Insight (the 4th and final in the series), on semiotics as a discipline and as the normative science of truth. But now, let us ask—since we’re talking about the study of the action of signs and this questions seems pretty important for that discussion—let us ask, what is a sign?  In …

[UPDATE 5/9] Two Upcoming Seminars: Aquinas & Heidegger

[Update 5/9: see below for new pricing and participant caps.] Beginning next month, I will be conducting two online seminars: Thomas Aquinas: Wisdom and Synthesis To understand the thought of Thomas Aquinas is to grasp concepts far removed from the ways of thinking common today.  In few issues is this more obvious than Thomas’ cosmological …