This is the introduction to a three-part series that expounds upon some of the self-inflicted wounds plaguing the modern empirical sciences — physics in particular — threatening their continued successes. The second article focuses upon necessary terminological distinctions that must be drawn to provide a context for addressing the problems…

Practicing the Democracy of the Dead: Ancient Wisdom Comes to the Rescue

In Plutarch’s Lives, the following question is posed: If the ship on which Theseus sailed has been so heavily repaired and nearly every part replaced, is it still the same ship — and, if not, at what point…

Kind of strange to include within a list of ten mathematical constants, five that are physical constants (Planck's constant, Avogadro's constant [which does have a unit], Speed of Light [itself based on two physical constants, μo and εo], Gravitational constant, and Boltzmann's constant.

Be honest: is there an underlying committment to the pseudo-philosophical notion of reification which animates your intention to conflate the physical (extra-mental substances whose regularity and order are described by numbers and relations) with mere beings of reason (concepts/ideas that exist not as substances but as reflections of extra-mental reality in a rational agent's mind)? Or, is it an out-and-out commitment to the nonsensesical claim that "everything in the universe IS mathematical"?

Life reduced to slogans and soundbites

This BLM supporter’s sign is pretty much straight out of 1984’s Ministry of Truth. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

Of course, private property is far less important than any human’s life. But private property is nonetheless important to permit people…

The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

I am an Aristotelian-Thomist — that is to say, my world view is largely framed by an all-encompassing faith and optimism in human reason as created in the image and likeness of God… from which our dignity flows. We are, in the sense of “likeness,” little λόγοι of Λόγος itself…

Alexander Sich

Catholic, Aristotelian-Thomist, Ukrainian, nuclear engineer, physicist, philosopher of nature, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, classical music, athletics

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