Category Archives: Bibliotheque philosophique

Shankara on the disenchantment of the world

A fascinating text from Shankara’s Brahma-Sutra-Bhasya on the disenchantment of the world: “For what is not accessible to our perception may have been within the sphere of perception of people in ancient times. Smriti also declares that Vyâsa and others … Continue reading

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Eric Voegelin in Arabic

To our knowledge, few of Eric Voegelin’s works have been translated into Arabic. The new issue of Adyan contains a translation into Arabic of Eric Voegelin’s “Eschatology and Philosophy: the Practice of Dying” (Chap. 27 of Autobiographical Reflections, University of … Continue reading

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Is there a meaning to history?

Augustine’s theological response St. Augustine was the first Christian to offer a comprehensive Philosophy of History (…) One of his greatest accomplishments was the sanctification of Plato’s understanding of the two realms: the perfect Celestial Kingdom and the corrupt copy. … Continue reading

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What can we know?

Kant’s “dogmatic slumber” Since the Essays of Locke and Leibniz, or rather since the origin of metaphysics so far as we know its history, nothing has ever happened which was more decisive to its fate than the attack made upon … Continue reading

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Can we prove the existence of God?

The 5 ways of Saint Thomas The existence of God can be proved in five ways. The first and more manifest way is the argument from motion. (…) The second way is from the nature of efficient cause. In the … Continue reading

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Is evil always diabolical?

No man is voluntarily evil. “Socrates: Then are there some who desire the evil and others who desire the good? Do not all men, my dear sir, desire good? Meno: I think not. Soc. There are some who desire evil? … Continue reading

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What is the basis of morality?

Aristotle Presumably … to say that happiness is the chief good seems a platitude, and a clearer account of what it is is still desired. This might perhaps be given, if we could first ascertain the function of man. For … Continue reading

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