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Fr. Flor Lagura SVD
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Lagura: The philosopher who willed to ‘Forget God’
HIS father was very active in their parish where he served as sexton or sacristan. Also his mother was a devout Catholic. And so when Martin Heidegger, a brilliant student, decided to become a Jesuit, the parishioners were besides themselves ...
From 6 days ago
Lagura: Mutual ecclesiastical damnation
THE 17th century Europe witnessed a grim struggle among the leading philosophers-theologians on the problem of reconciling God’s omniscience as well as omnipotence with man’s freedom. Simply stated: people asked how can God who knows everything and is all-powerful allow ...
From 13 days ago
Lagura: Sense or non-sense, or both?
LUDWIG Wittgenstein was born in Vienna with “a silver spoon in his mouth.” Coming from an aristocratic family among which were intellectuals, Wittgenstein had the promise of a bright future.After completing basic education in Austria, the young man ventured into ...
From 20 days ago
Lagura: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): The man who preached knowledge as power
MANY students in philosophy and political science get enamored with the ideas of Thomas Hobbes.Hobbes was born in Westport, England in 1588. Educated in the classics, he learned Greek and Latin. Besides excelling in mathematics and the sciences, he also ...
From 27 days ago
Lagura: Wise philosopher but crooked politician
NEARLY four centuries after the famous Franciscan philosopher scientist, Fray Roger Bacon, another soon-to-be prominent namesake was born in London in 1561 and was baptized Francis Bacon.Steeped in philosophy, but skirting Plato and Aristotle, Francis Bacon, like Fray Roger Bacon ...
From 34 days ago
Lagura: Plagiarist or Math and Philosophy genius?
OUR beloved philosophy professor, a strong reminder of Kant in size and punctuality, was the late Fr. Alois Lehberger SVD. While lecturing on the intricacies of Leibniz’s philosophical contribution, to wit monadology (i.e. the doctrine on reality’s simple, indivisible units ...
From 41 days ago
Lagura: Anti-Church, anti-Jesuit too?
THE Swiss psychiatrist, Karl Gustav Jung, who switched his name to Carl Jung grew up in troubled times when the Swiss Protestants were fighting against the Catholics. As a child, Jung, the son of a Protestant pastor engaged in a ...
From 48 days ago
Lagura: Universal genius, Renaissance man
SOME years earlier, thousands took in hook, line and sinker Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, as historical.The genius behind the whole fictitious story was born in Vinci, of the province of Tuscany, Italy, on April 4, 1452. His ...
From 54 days ago
Lagura: Infamous, scheming and evil but with a loving mother
AN OLD woman sat near the window of the train traveling from Tbilisi (Georgia) to Moscow. Beside an old suitcase, she carried a cardboard box containing chocolate cake.When another passenger asked where she was going, the Georgian peasant-looking woman joyfully ...
From 62 days ago
Lagura: Flawed genius, heavenly music
MISFORTUNE met the first five of her children, either died at childbirth, or came out blind, deaf or lame. The father was suspected of having a venereal disease, the mother had weak lungs.Thus a doctor urged the mother to abort ...
From 69 days ago