The philosophical Differences between Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas



Aristotle and Aquinas have been equivocated by many philosophers and theologians due to the symmetry of their respective philosophies. This treatment of these two philosophers does an injustice to their work as it forces Aristotle into a Thomistic shape and Aquinas into an Aristotelian shape; however, in both cases, the forms of their philosophies are two different to fit the respective shapes. In some cases the similarity may only be in the words that are used. Upon a deeper examination the appearance of substantial differences come to light that point to dissimilarities that make Aquinas and Aristotle less of a hyphenated philosophy and more like cobelligerents in similar streams of thinking.

Joseph Owens, in an essay in the Cambridge Companion to Aquinas, examines some of the substantial differences between the two philosophers that demonstrate the cleavages.[1] In the examples provided by Owens, the differences are not obvious by a prima facie examination of the texts but require a systemic examination of the texts; that is, Aquinas and Aristotle seem to demonstrate symmetries because of the proximate outcomes of their philosophies, starting points and vocabularies. However, their differences lie both in their presuppositions and where they go…. Read the whole article here >>>> The philosophical differences between Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas


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Posted by on February 20, 2016 in General News


Blow to tourism as Kenya rated risky

Blow to tourism as Kenya rated risky



A new study is threatening tourism recovery efforts by rating key tourist attraction areas in the country as high risk for travellers.

The survey by International SOS, a major global medical and travel security services company, lists Nairobi and Mombasa among areas that are highly risky for foreign travellers.

International SOS’ Travel Risk Map for 2016 also lists Samburu, West Pokot, Marsabit, Isiolo, areas west of Garissa town and Lamu as high security risk for travellers.

In general, Kenya is rated as being medium risk for visitors with periodic political unrest, violent protests, insurgency and sporadic acts of terrorism.

“Travellers may face risk from communal, sectarian or racial violence and violent crime. Capacity of security and emergency services and infrastructure varies. Industrial action can disrupt travel,” states the survey.

The study comes just two months after USA lifted a travel ban on the Kenyan coast. Britain reviewed its travel advisory…

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Posted by on December 21, 2015 in General News


International Human Solidarity Day

Help Change The World. The Future Of The County Is Now.

12391459_10153847312409617_570730092907055416_nHeartbreaking image from Burundi (file photo). Long trek to Tanzania. Our leaders, (surrounding countries) MUST show concern and we must all let the world know whats going down in Burundi and other parts of the world when selfish leaders try to prolong their stay in power to the detriment of their people. The circle of violence to the impairment of many has become too common lately.

2015 Theme: Shared Progress & Prosperity based on global solidarity

This year’s celebration of Human Solidarity Day comes after leaders of the world adopted theSustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is a new, inclusive development agenda — succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure dignity for all.

The new SDGs agenda is centred on people & planet, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease…

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Posted by on December 21, 2015 in General News


Eleven Blue Men (Berton Roueché)


At about eight o’clock on Monday morning, September 25, 1944, a ragged, aimless old man of eighty-two collapsed on the sidewalk on Dey Street, near the Hudson Terminal. Innumerable people must have noticed him, but he lay there alone for several minutes, dazed, doubled up with abdominal cramps, and in an agony of retching. Then a policeman came along. Until the policeman bent over the old man, he may have supposed that he had just a sick drunk on his hands; wanderers dropped by drink are common in that part of town in the early morning. It was not an opinion that he could have held for long. The old man’s nose, lips, ears, and fingers were sky-blue. The policeman went to a telephone and put in an ambulance call to Beekman-Downtown Hospital, half a dozen blocks away. The old man was carried into the emergency room there at eight-thirty…

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in General News


Comparing “Night of the scorpion” with “Vultures”


I am going to compare “night of the scorpion” with “vultures”. I will be analysing the scorpion with the vulture because the poet expresses how both do what they do to survive.

The poet shows how both do things instinctively. For example in “night of the scorpion” it says “they search for him; he was not found “. This show that when threatened he knows how to escape, to protect himself. Whereas in “vultures” it says “ate the things in its bowel” this shows that they eat to survive.

Both poems use language devices for example, in night of the scorpion reparation is used such as “more candles, more lanterns, more neighbours, more insects” this shows how the poet is expressing his anger towards them. Whereas in, Vultures alliteration is used, I know this because it says “caverns of a cruel” this also expresses the poet’s anger. Bothe poems are…

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Posted by on December 17, 2015 in General News


VIDEO: Raila RETURNS FIRE to Pres Uhuru, DEMANDS answers on EUROBOND, WARNS DP Ruto against ‘Juvenile’ THREATS

VIDEO: Raila RETURNS FIRE to Pres Uhuru, DEMANDS answers on EUROBOND, WARNS DP Ruto against ‘Juvenile’ THREATS


Watch raw video – Prime Minister Raila Odinga returns fire to President Uhuru on Eurobond scandal.

1. Where is the Eurobond Cash? Government cannot account for 140billion

2. 140billion is not little cash, if pumped that into the economy, it will be felt, the construction industry will be vibrant- we see nothing. No major project funded by Eurobond is on progress?- where did the money go?

3. We are the official opposition, its our duty to put your government on toes. Government MUST be held accountable

4. Stop threats, you cant arrest a whistle blower- You cannot threaten me with imprisonment. I have been to serious jails like Kamiti.

5. Stop wasting time on Opposition, direct all your energy in your government, that is where architects and executors of mega corruption are.

6. Finally, DP William Ruto should stop abusive language, he should not abuse leaders raising legitimate concerns on…

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Posted by on December 17, 2015 in General News


“O brave new world, that has such people in it!”

A. J. MacDonald, Jr.


“O brave new world, that has such people in it!”

O wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,

That has such people in’t. ~ William Shakespeare, “The Tempest” (Act V, Scene I, ll. 203–206)

“O brave new world,” he repeated. “O brave new world that has such people in it. Let’s start at once.” ~ Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World” (Chapter 8)

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See: Brave New World –

“The title “Brave New World” is a quote from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. It is used by Huxley for several reasons. Firstly it allows him to connect the two stories together and highlights the issue of ‘civillisation’ vs. ‘savagery’ that dominates in both and also helps us to draw parallels between characters such as the savage Caliban in “The Tempest” and John the Savage in “Brave…

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Posted by on December 17, 2015 in General News

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