Session 2–On Philosophy


2.1 On Truth Goodness and Beauty According to Philosophers

2.2 – Aristotle – On the Four Causes

2.3 – SESSION NOTES – Philosophy



2.4 – Plato & Platonism (Catholic Encyclopedia)

2.5 – Aristotle (Catholic Encyclopedia)


All That is Good, True, and Beautiful–Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families, September 2015

“All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful brings us to God. Because God is good, God is beautiful, God is the truth.” –Pope Francis

Address to the World Meeting of Families

Watch the video of this speech to the World Meeting of Families

OLV FP Sessions 1-3 Journey of Faith

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1 – The Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith & The God Who is Love

The Bible reveals the mystery of who God is: God is love. God created us out of love, died for us out of love and invites us on a journey of faith in which we live in his love.


What does the word Philosophy mean?

From the two Greek words Philo (Love) and Sophia (Wisdom). Philosophy means Love of Wisdom.

Who are the three great Classical Greek philosophers?

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

What did Socrates contribute to our understanding of God?

He taught that there could be only one being supreme in all things –one God (monotheism).

What did Plato teach about being and existence?

Plato taught that being and existence can be understood in terms of Matter and Form.  There is a Material world of tangible objects and a Formal world of Ideas of Ideals.

What did Aristotle teach about being and existence?

Aristotle taught that being and existence can be understood in terms of Substance and Accidents.  Substance is what the thing really is. Accidents are qualifying properties that do not change the thing.

What are the Transcendentals in Philosophy? 

Oneness, Truth, Goodness, Beauty and Being (existence).

What are the Four Causes according to Aristotle?

Material, Formal, Efficient, and Final.