Quaestiones de Quodlibet – Prima Series, Q.1, A.1

How does the intellect differ from the senses?  Is it merely a difference of degree—a relatively hyperfunctional neurological processing that enables us to supersede the cognitive capacities of non-human animals?  Am “I” really nothing more than the firing of synapses in the brain, the concatenation of neurochemical exchanges?  Or is human knowledge something—different?  Unique?  Irreducible …

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 …