If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There’s an initial uprush of relief at first, then -for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren’t yet operational. There’s been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.Mary Karr
COVID-19: Current Worldwide Status
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Worldwide case fatality rate is at 3.74. Worldwide doubling time is now at 42 days. Worldwide confirmed cases and worldwide confirmed deaths continue to rise. The spread of COVID-19 continues.
SOCIAL MOOD: Discontented
BOOK: The Ethics of Liberty
“In natural-law philosophy, then, reason is not bound, as it is in modern post-Humean philosophy, to be a mere slave to the passions, confined to cranking out the discovery of the means to arbitrarily chosen ends. For the ends themselves are selected by the use of reason; and “right reason” dictates to man his proper ends as weil as the means for their attainment. For the Thomist or natural-law theorist, the general law of morality for man is a special case of the system of natural law governing all entities of the world, each with its own nature and its own ends. “For him the moral law … is a special case of the general principles that all finite things move toward their ends by the development of their potentialities.”14 And here wecometoavitaldifferencebetweenian nimateorevennon-humanliving creatures, and man himself; for the former are compelled to proceed in accordance with the ends dictated by their natures, whereas man, “the rat ional animal,” possesses reason to discover such ends and the free will to choose.”
Source: The Ethics of Liberty.
PANDEMICS: UCSF School of Medicine
ECONOMY: Ray Dalio & Peter Schiff
HISTORY: The Spanish Flu 1918-1929
Curated by Mario Daurte.
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