Category archives for History

Thomism, Karl Popper, and the Existence of Oxygen

In the end of my last post, I implied two things that need elaboration. The first is that varying degrees of certitude and intelligibility can be found not only in our acts of knowledge, but also in the things themselves that we know. The second is that “less certain” is not the same as “uncertain.” […]

Aristotle, Plato, and the Order of Concretion

In my last post, I said I intended to discuss something called the “order of concretion” in the history of science and philosophy. That was rather a long time ago, I know…. But, I’m going to try again to continue this, so far as time will allow. Today, I want to go right to what […]