Rediscovering Wonder

Rediscovering Wonder

“For it is owing to their wonder that men both now begin and at first began to philosophize.” Aristotle, Metaphysics VIDEO FOLLOWED BY DISTINCT REFLECTION When it comes to certain wonder-full things in the world around us, life experience can have a stultifying effect...
The Gift of Hunting

The Gift of Hunting

“Shepherds, …fishers, and hunters have increase of food spontaneously from nature, not from barter or commerce…Domestic animals are for both the use and the food they provide, and most but not all wild animals are for the sake of food and other uses…...
The Falling of Leaves

The Falling of Leaves

“The leaves are hardly heard, but they are heard just so much that men also, who are destined at the end to grow glorious and to die, look up and hear them falling.” Hilaire Belloc, ‘Autumn and the Fall of Leaves’ in Hills and the Sea No matter...
How Nature Provides for Us

How Nature Provides for Us

“Therefore nature, if it produces nothing incomplete or in vain, necessarily has done all these things for the sake of human beings.” Aristotle, Politics What are ‘all these things’ of which Aristotle speaks here that nature has done? By the order of nature plants...
The Gift of Weather

The Gift of Weather

“If a man’s crop is spoiled on the threshing-floor, the rain did not fall for the sake of this… It is plain then that nature is a cause, a cause that operates for a purpose.” Aristotle, Physics The other day at dinner my sister-in-law offered an interesting...

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