Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Small Errors and Big Consequences

"A small error in the beginning grows enormous at the end."
--Thomas Aquinas, On Being and Essence

"Abandoning Aristotelianism, as the founders of modern philosophy did, was the single greatest mistake ever made in the entire history of Western thought."
-- Edward Feser, The Last Superstition

What is this modern error? What exactly was lost? As James Chastek tells us:

"A thomist could probably teach the whole history of modern thought as an overlooking of the distinction between potency and act."

Meanwhile, I need to work on making my next potential post on MLP and friendship actual.

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