Today I wrote a blog I didn’t’ like. I didn’t feel that way when I posted it, but reading it later. This has happened before, but in those other circumstances I deleted the post. This time I decided to keep it.
Most of what I post stays true to the original blog name, Bob’s Books Blog. It is the blog’s name before I decided I liked Writing Out Loud. The original remains the blogs link electronically and in my brain. Much of what I post comes from a fresh reading of one of the many books active on my shelves. Today’s post on health came from the book A Theology of Compassion by Oliver Davies.
On page 82 the author gets into Aristotle on being. He cites parts of Aristotle’s book Metaphysics. Aristotle at one point uses health to sight a parallel on being and substance. It is this piece from which I digressed into what I hoped would be a revelation and discussion on health.
Aristotle sights health as having a focal meaning and the author offers a general quote paraphrased from “modern scholars.” ‘Everything that is healthy is related to health, one thing in the sense that it preserves health, another sense in that it produces it, another in the sense that it is a symptom of health, another because it is capable of it.”
Davies then says, “Aristotle envisages a world in which every substance comes from another of the same kind, in a self-perpetuating chain of causality.”
So now you can see where I’m coming from. :>) Not too nerdy at all is it!