Философия физики с Родины —or, Philosophy of Physics from the Motherland

A current project of mine, related to the general endeavor of contemplating the philosophical foundations of modern cosmology, concerns the principle of least action. Among various articles and sources I have been studying for this sub-project include an article titled “Metaphysics of the Principle of Least Action” by Vladislav Terekhovich. I recently discovered another article of … More Философия физики с Родины —or, Philosophy of Physics from the Motherland

Thralldom of the Senses in the Mesoscopic Phenomenology of Aristotelian Chymistry

In a contemporary introductory chemistry lecture, one can easily imagine—or watch—the professor praising the heroic Democritean insights into void and being—where being consists of the the in-divisible, a-tomic—and lambasting the Aristotelian theory of the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water), which fundamental essences lead to the “compounds” insofar as proximate pairs can be combined … More Thralldom of the Senses in the Mesoscopic Phenomenology of Aristotelian Chymistry

The Impossible Prudence of the Robotic Doctor

Michel Accad, physician and author of the blog Alert & Oriented—as well as various academic works, including an article on my reading list about hylomorphism and cell theory—writes in a quæstione disputatae with Darrel Francis in The BMJ against the reign of “evidence based medicine.” What is EBM, why does Accad argue against it, and what light might a classically inspired philosophy … More The Impossible Prudence of the Robotic Doctor

‘Operari sequitur esse’ y la cosmología contemporánea

Aquí esta la versión final de mi ponencia, dado en el IV Congreso Internacional de Filosofía Tomista en Santiago, Chile, hoy día 17 julio 2018. * * * Operari sequitur esse y el principio de acción mínima en la física y cosmología contemporánea por John G. Brungardt FONDECYT Postdoctorado Proy. Nº 3170446 1. Introducción Esta presentación … More ‘Operari sequitur esse’ y la cosmología contemporánea