Jul
29

Week Ten: Summary of the Summer

Here we are at the end of the ten weeks, for me at least. Though this is the end of my funded research, it is only the beginning of my project. For some fields, the gathering of research is identical to the composing of the ultimate project. For others, the research is entirely introspective. This…
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Jul
14

Week Nine: About to Take a Short Break

Although I only have one week left of my ten, I will be out of town this coming week and will be taking the week off, thus my posting on week nine a day earlier than I normally would. Since I will continue to work on my project in some capacity until the beginning of…
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Jul
08

Week Eight: Some Historical Developments

It is hard to believe that I only have two weeks left of the ten! Of course, this is still only the beginning of the honors project as a whole, but I am heartened to know how much I have been engrossed by this first stage. This past week, I read about, among other things,…
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Jul
01

Week Seven: What Transcendence Does Not Entail

This past week, I read a lengthy work on divine transcendence in Neoplatonic philosophers, including the ever-present Pseudo-Dionysius. The work, for those interested, is called “Everything is Flat: the Transcendence of the One in Neoplatonic Ontology,” and it is by Joshua Packwood. In it, he speaks of two concerns with divine transcendence that I will…
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Jun
24

Week Six: What Is a Will?

I have spent much of week six of my research looking into secondary sources on figures that, while they are not Palamas himself, are undoubtedly related to his thought. One of these people is Maximus the Confessor, a man who lived the better part of a millennium before Palamas but likely after the life of…
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