"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

Course: Aristotle on Nature

Rev Dr Andrew Murray SM
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  Starts Tuesday 1 June

This course will involve a careful reading of texts of Aristotle on nature and the workings of nature beginning with Physics I – III and then Meteorology I & II.  Contrast will be made with the early modern conception of nature, much of which we live with today.  For Aristotle, nature is a principle of motion and the world is understood best through its most sophisticated substances – human beings.  Nevertheless, Aristotle was interested in the details of natural events and we will reflect on wind, rain, the saltiness of the sea and earthquakes, among other things.

Andrew Murray is a Marist Father, who spent most of his life teaching philosophy, first at Catholic Theological Union and then at Catholic Institute of Sydney.  He maintains a special interest in Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle.

Presenter: Rev Dr Andrew Murray SM
Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, Sydney
When: Four Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, 1, 8, 15 & 22 June, 2021
Cost: $150 (including printed readings and notes)

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Please register before the course starts so that notes will be available.

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