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Week Ten: Summary of the Summer

By • Jul 29th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

Here we are at the end of the ten weeks, for me at least. Though this is the end of my funded research, it is only the beginning of my project. For some fields, the gathering of research is identical to the composing of the ultimate project. For others, the research is entirely introspective. This…
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Week Nine: About to Take a Short Break

By • Jul 14th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

Although I only have one week left of my ten, I will be out of town this coming week and will be taking the week off, thus my posting on week nine a day earlier than I normally would. Since I will continue to work on my project in some capacity until the beginning of…
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Week Eight: Some Historical Developments

By • Jul 8th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

It is hard to believe that I only have two weeks left of the ten! Of course, this is still only the beginning of the honors project as a whole, but I am heartened to know how much I have been engrossed by this first stage. This past week, I read about, among other things,…
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Week Seven: What Transcendence Does Not Entail

By • Jul 1st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

This past week, I read a lengthy work on divine transcendence in Neoplatonic philosophers, including the ever-present Pseudo-Dionysius. The work, for those interested, is called “Everything is Flat: the Transcendence of the One in Neoplatonic Ontology,” and it is by Joshua Packwood. In it, he speaks of two concerns with divine transcendence that I will…
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Week Six: What Is a Will?

By • Jun 24th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

I have spent much of week six of my research looking into secondary sources on figures that, while they are not Palamas himself, are undoubtedly related to his thought. One of these people is Maximus the Confessor, a man who lived the better part of a millennium before Palamas but likely after the life of…
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Week 5: Something as Basic as Being… Is Called into Question

By • Jun 17th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

One of the goals of my honors thesis and therefore also my research over the summer is to show that nothing exists alongside God in His infinity, eternity, and fundament, so to speak. If nothing is as powerful or fundamental to reality as God, and if God is truly the creator of all in definition…
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Integration of Collegiate Sports Analytics Update 1

By • Jun 11th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Monroe, Research

After a few weeks of rest and relaxation, it was now time to start my official work on my research project. For those unaware, the focus of my Monroe research is investigating the adoption of the various uses of sports analytics into varying NCAA athletic programs. Translation: I’ll be looking into whether coaches favor more […]

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Week Four: Wrenches Are Thrown

By • Jun 10th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

Today marks the beginning of my fifth week of research, and the past month or so has certainly gone quickly. I am thankful to have the time to be absorbed in such a fascinating study, obscure as it may seem to some. Indeed, the limited amount of work that has been done on the matter,…
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Week Three: Overturning Aristotle

By • Jun 3rd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

This week has been mostly more of the same of week two, which is to say, Palamas and Aquinas contrasted against each other. Palamas is the main focus of my project, but it looks that Aquinas is playing a large role for these two weeks at least. Since I spoke mostly about him last week,…
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Week Two: Two Problems from Thomas

By • May 27th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Luke, Research

During my first week of research, I read mostly secondary sources pertaining to Gregory Palamas, whose work is the main focus of my project, and his contemporaries. This was to get a good overall picture of his thought before delving into the specifics, which I began to do in this second week. On the texts…
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