Jun
17

Week 5: Something as Basic as Being… Is Called into Question

One of the goals of my honors thesis and therefore also my research over the summer is to show that nothing exists alongside God in His infinity, eternity, and fundament, so to speak. If nothing is as powerful or fundamental to reality as God, and if God is truly the creator of all in definition…
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Jun
10

Week Four: Wrenches Are Thrown

Today marks the beginning of my fifth week of research, and the past month or so has certainly gone quickly. I am thankful to have the time to be absorbed in such a fascinating study, obscure as it may seem to some. Indeed, the limited amount of work that has been done on the matter,…
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Jun
03

Week Three: Overturning Aristotle

This week has been mostly more of the same of week two, which is to say, Palamas and Aquinas contrasted against each other. Palamas is the main focus of my project, but it looks that Aquinas is playing a large role for these two weeks at least. Since I spoke mostly about him last week,…
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May
27

Week Two: Two Problems from Thomas

During my first week of research, I read mostly secondary sources pertaining to Gregory Palamas, whose work is the main focus of my project, and his contemporaries. This was to get a good overall picture of his thought before delving into the specifics, which I began to do in this second week. On the texts…
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May
20

Week One: Off to a Good Start

Going into this first week of research, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Since my research is for a thesis in the philosophy department, I don’t need to travel or take interviews, much less test with chemicals or plants or something of that sort. My main goal this summer is to read a great…
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