Anaxagoras, also born near Miletus but then living in Athens for a time, agrees with Empedocles, his contemporary, that Parmenides was right about change: all that we call change is…
Metaphysics of Motherhood
About Metaphysics of Motherhood
Welcome to this site, which is devoted to exploring the intellectual underpinnings of motherhood. At Mighty Is Her Call, we say that motherhood is a mighty calling, but what justifies that claim? We say we want to proclaim the genius of Catholic motherhood, but what is so ingenious about it? Here were are going to investigate what makes it so important and brilliant. Our interest in a metaphysics of motherhood is spurred by the fact that motherhood may be the single most underrated human occupation. It deserves to be unhinged not only from male chauvinism but also from the second wave of feminism that promotes women at the expense of motherhood. Whenever something is improperly understood or valued, the best response is metaphysics: an investigation into what the reality really is.
Please explore this work in progress, and give your feedback, ideas, and resources that could contribute to this undertaking. --Kathryn Rombs, Ph.D.
Next we look at Empedocles, who is influenced by his predecessors the Milesians, Pythagoras, Heraclitus as well as Parmenides. Empedocles holds that the soul is immoral, trapped in an earthly…
If Heraclitus asked the question of the one and the many, Parmenides gives us a rigid answer. He breaks with the method of the Milesians who began with observations from…
Heraclitus lived in Ephesus, not far from Miletus, around 500 B.C. Heraclitus is not so much interested to know the causes of many things—the causes of thunder, lightning, and earthquakes—but…
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