Category Personal

Fun with Final Causality

Another critique of Edward Feser’s Aristotelian-Thomist philosophy for you today, my friends. I must start this off with a bit of a disclaimer: If you happen to come across this post in the “edward feser” tag, you’ll notice it’s a response to a quote some other Tumblr user posted. Vagueblogging is in poor taste, I agree, […]

The Problem with Desire

Been havin’ a great week so far, friends. Tons of videogames, plenty of great food, and general relaxation mark the submission of my third dissertation draft. A respite like this makes a fitting reward for the progress I made, wouldn’t you say? Even so, perhaps the process of working on that big ol’ project has […]

RIP Norio Shioyama

No living the good life entry this week, my friends. Someone I look up to, Norio Shioyama died in a fire recently. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-13/armored-trooper-votoms-character-designer-norio-shioyama-passes-away/.114754 Norio Shioyama was the character designer for one of my favorite anime, Armored Trooper VOTOMs, along with other important ones, like Daitarn 3 and Ronin Warriors. In my case, though, I knew […]

Against Aquinas: An In-Depth Critique of “Natural Law” Ethics, Theology, and Metaphysics

Hot damn! It’s been way too long, brothers and sisters, but I finally kept my promise. I’m back in the philosophy groove, following up on the last philosophy piece I wrote a while ago—Aristotle’s Curse, which was a critique of Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition. That essay had a lot of history-related analysis mixed in […]

Adventures in South Carolina

Jeezus fuckin’ Christus, what a week. Lemme start from the top. On Sunday, I went off to the airport, first to Atlanta, and then to Columbia, SC. Not much to say there…both flights were uneventful, aside from a slight delay to Columbia. I did notice something more general about the people I saw, but that’s […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 11 (July 8, 2016): Stomach bugs suck ;_;

Urgh, I’ve had an unproductive week. I got a nasty stomach bug on Sunday–Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, the works–and it kept me out of commission until Wednesday. So, I haven’t been able to get much done…thankfully, though, I’m feeling much better, back up to my normal standards, so next week should be back to normal. Here’s […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 6: May 13, 2016

Busy week, friends. Didn’t get much done on the reading, playing, and watching fronts, for reasons I’ll explain soon! Without further adieu… WATCHAN: Jojo episode 6, and Macross Delta episode 6. Jojo: Pretty fun, but—and I suppose this is in accordance with the manga—it kind of has more of a slice of life feel now. […]