Mathematics is fundamental to the Pythagorean view. First, geometry originated in Egypt but was transformed in Greece. The Egyptians were flooded each year by the Nile, and so geometry (the…
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.
One of my all-time favorites, Pythagoras is in my personal view the key to understanding the metaphysical tradition of ancient Greece. While I don’t think I would have been one…
The next noteworthy early Greek philosopher, Anaximenes, was an associate and follower of Anaximander. But if I were Anaximander, I would be pretty mad, accusing Anaximenes of ruining my metaphysics….
Aristotle draws a distinction between the poets who concerned themselves with the gods versus the philosophers who concerned themselves with the investigation of nature. Having started with Hesiod the poet,…
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