Posts Tagged ‘Ancient Philosophy’

“philosopher soccer”

December 11, 2007 Leave a comment

Yesterday was our exam on Modern Philosophy (not easy) and tommorrow is Ancient Philosophy.  As some of us took a break from a study session, we found this YouTube video from Monty Python about Philosopher’s Football (Soccer) that has the (Ancient) Greeks verse the (Modern & Contemporary) Germans.  — Hillarious!  (but only because I kinda-know some philosophy)

acorn + Halloween

October 31, 2007 Leave a comment

MODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — Hume on “causality” (3)

ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — acorn seed (potentiality) vs tree (actuality)

HALLOWEEN PARTY — pumkin carving contest, bobbing for apples, pie (spagetti) eating contest, & costume contest.  Great! 


October 29, 2007 Leave a comment

OkraMODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — Hume on the “world” — what is “okra“? — describe it

ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — Aristotle — modes of “being”

DOTS — roomie

wineskins + Homer’s crayon

September 7, 2007 Leave a comment

wineskinMASS – (Fr Joseph) — homily began and ended with 2 great stories: the “Amazon Explorer” (who can’t fully explain his experience, but encourages others to experience the journey themselves) and the “outstreached arms of Alexander the Great vs Jesus” (Alex conquered all, but died with nothing — while Jesus began with nothing and died to complete everything).  Today’s gospel reading was the parable of the “Old & New Wineskins” where Jesus is the wine and we need to become “new” skins to accept him fully — experience him for ourselves “personally.”

Homer Simpson x-ray of crayon in brainMODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — today surveyed the concepts of the universe from “geocentric” to “heliocentric” challenging in many ways to faith and the Church.  Included was another Simpsons illustration using the episode where Homer has a crayon removed from his brain, becomes smart and Flanders surpress Homer’s ideas because they are too challenging to his belief system.  — Ignorance is bliss.  We also have to learn the Greek alphabet for next Friday.

ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — more Sophists, their subjectiveness and birth of self-awareness.  Also used “Homer’s crayon” and Greek alphabet. — I never really cared for the “Simpsons,” but now I feel like I’m missing out.

ARTS & IDEAS – (Fr Vallee) — continue with the Greeks.  We need to watch the movie 300 be next Friday.  — cool … I get to post more stills from the movie in this week’s posts.

EVENING — had a “Spiritual Direction” session, watched “Pursuit of Happyness” & did some studying. 

Mother Teresa + Sophists

September 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Mother TeresaMASS – (Fr Vallee) — at the 10 year anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Fr Vallee noted how newly release letters reveal she experienced long periods of “darkness” when she couldn’t feel God.  She would even refer to Jesus as “the absent one” at times.  Lately, the media is questioning her canonization with such “revelation,” not realizing all go through such times in the spiritual lives.  Even St Augustine, St Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross would echo such experiences.  We, just as Mother Teresa, are called to continue through times of spiritual desolation with patience and faithfulness, knowing consolation will come.  — even in seminary, I’m anticipating highs and lows.

MODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — we covered the resurgence of math and rise of modern science.  Notable line: “Psychology is the questionable child of philosophy.”

Art n Ideas with Fr ValleeANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — we covered the Sophists.  — The politics of today has only perfected the art of rhetoric from the Greeks.

ARTS & IDEAS – (Fr Vallee) — we continued with some slides of paintings and began reading his 40+ page handout on the Ancient Philosophy period.  — The power went out during class and lasted through worklist.

worklist dustingWED WORKLIST — Some of our worklist jobs were changed, but I remained in “Sacristy,” where I dusted pews, organized songbooks and collected some garbage.  It was hot (no A/C) but fruitful.

BenedictionWED HOLY HOUR — We had benediction and silent prayer time, where I used my new St Joseph’s Prayerbook (that I just realized I left in the cafeteria) and found some great prayers “Before the Blessed Sacrament.”