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Material Logic

Material reason provides the content for an argument or proposition, and may produce material fallacies

Sometimes referred to as ‘informal logic’, the content of terms and propositions.

According to the three activities of reason, the process of apprehension especially produces concerns of material logic.

The Ten Categories

  1. Substance
  2. Quantity
  3. Quality
  4. Relation
  5. Place
  6. Time
  7. Posture
  8. Possession
  9. Action
  10. Passion

The Five Predicables

  1. Essence
  2. Accident
  3. Genus
  4. Species
  5. Difference

The Four Causes

  • Efficient
  • Formal
  • Material
  • Final

Material Fallacies may arise by the mis-application of this art.

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Mathematics

Mathematics is the art of recognizing numerical patterns in God’s revelation. – Michaela Farrell. (In Lingua Latina: Mathe ̄matica est ars agnoscentis exempla ̄ra numero ̄rum in reve ̄la ̄tio…

Mathematics is the art of recognizing numerical patterns in God’s revelation. – Michaela Farrell. (In Lingua Latina: Mathe ̄matica est ars agnoscentis exempla ̄ra numero ̄rum in reve ̄la ̄tio ̄ne De ̄ı.)

  1. Arithmetic is that branch of mathematics dealing with the study of numbers directly, particularly the properties of the traditional operations between them – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. – Wikipedia.
  2.  Algebra is that branch of mathematics dealing with the manipulation of symbols to solve equations and inequalities.
  3. Statistics is that branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. – Wikipedia

 

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Medieval

A time period used for the scheduling of Reading Lists and the understanding of historical grammar.  The period is broadly considered to be that time starting at the time of…

A time period used for the scheduling of Reading Lists and the understanding of historical grammar.  The period is broadly considered to be that time starting at the time of the Church, and lasting until the New Heaven and Earth.

In more common use, the period can be described as the time between St. Augustine and Martin Luther theologically, Aurelius and Renee Descartes epistemologically, between the fall of Rome and the fall of Constantinople politically.  The Medieval period occurs between the Ancient and Modern times.

The Medieval period is further divided into the early (400 – 1000 AD, high (1000 – 1200 AD, and late middle ages (1200 – 1500 AD) .

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Memory

The memory is approachable by exercise or practice, and with art or methodology.   The capacity may be increased with the first, and the act of memorization aided by the…

The memory is approachable by exercise or practice, and with art or methodology.   The capacity may be increased with the first, and the act of memorization aided by the second.

Methods:

1.  Mind Palace

2.  Association

3.  Collection of Premises -or Propositions

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Mind Palace

The method of spatial visualization whereby locations are visualized containing symbols that represent items in the list to be memorized. Normally, five to nine items per location are memorized, and…

The method of spatial visualization whereby locations are visualized containing symbols that represent items in the list to be memorized.

Normally, five to nine items per location are memorized, and applying interactions between these items provides a ‘walk’ through the memory.

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Minor Prophets

The Minor Prophets are only minor in their length.  Considered in their transcendent number of ’12’, they are witnesses, like the apostles, in history short enough to be contained on one…

The Minor Prophets are only minor in their length.  Considered in their transcendent number of ’12’, they are witnesses, like the apostles, in history short enough to be contained on one scroll.  We have been thinking a lot about the Assyrian power, so here is a way of arranging the prophets by the Gentile powers under which they appeared:
1.  Assyrian Period (9th through 7th century BC):  Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Hosea, Amos, (Isaiah), Micah, Nahum.
2.  Babylonian Period: (612 through 549 BC): Zephaniah, (Jeremiah), Habakkuk, (Daniel), (Ezekiel)
3.  Persian Period:  (549 BC through 433 BC):  Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

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Modern

In the understanding of eras for the study of history, the modern era follows the medieval.  Typically, this era is considered to begin in the late 15th century. Formational ideas…

In the understanding of eras for the study of history, the modern era follows the medieval.  Typically, this era is considered to begin in the late 15th century.

Formational ideas include the enlightenment, secularism, the state, the reformation and the rise of mass manufacture.  A subspecies of modernity can be understood as ‘post – modern’, which has an emphasis on subjectivity of experience and positivism.

 

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