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Today we are moving on from the existence of God to look at the philosophical debate surrounding the traditional divine attributes - omnipotence, omniscience, omnitemporality, and omnibenevolence. We are exploring the puzzles that these attributes create as well as some possible solutions to those puzzles, from Aquinas’ ideas of analogical predication, to the work of Eleanor Stump.

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body in place || the art assignment, maria gasper

lately its felt hard to complete art assignments, but I think its just because I’ve been thinking about them too much, putting too much pressure on the act of creating and coming up with a way to feel like I’m making something good, which is not really the point of the project at all. part of the reason I’ve always loved the art assignment is exactly because its not school, there is no grade, it should just be something that is fun and engaging and that pushes me to actually make things, or at least think about making things. but somehow I’ve made it into this thing in my head, that sometimes I feel like my ideas for responses aren’t good enough, on theme enough, or whatever. or I simply convince myself I don’t have time even when I want to do something, that it’ll take too long and so I just don’t do anything. so I’m going to try and stop doing that, and just make things, there is always time to make things. 

photographs taken in my backyard (clearly overgrown with weeds and largely ignored), I was trying to just give the space a little feeling of being inhabited instead of forgotten like it is– to let its weeds and loneliness have a companion for a little while, even if that companion is a little ghostly and faded too. weeds can be beautiful if you let them, and overgrowth just means that summer is on the way. 

Really lovely response to Body in Place. I often feel this way about my own backyard. Everytime I’m out there I feel almost guilty for not occupying it more often, appreciating it, being there as much and in the same way as I am inside. 

Thanks for making these beautiful images, and for getting over the assignment hump. These are above and beyond “good enough.” 

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