Find the Biltrix:
The word “Biltrix” was coined by the medieval philosopher and logician Boethius of Dacia as an example of a meaningless word.
Biltrix © (i.e., Biltrix.com) approaches cultural apologetics from a logical perspective, in order to bring truth and meaning to cultural discourse where issues are often blurred by the absurd.
Our hope is to create cultural awareness in order to bring about cultural conversion, by pointing out the Biltrix, i.e, the missing point, in places where we can’t afford to miss it.
As our guide and model, Biltrix turns to the great St Thomas Aquinas, whom we’ve adopted as the patron of this blog. Incidentally, Aquinas was a contemporary of Boethius of Dacia (that’s not the same Boethius who wrote The Consolation of Philosophy, by the way). Although both philosophers followed the teaching of Aristotle, Aquinas’s interpretation of his thought differed radically from that of Boethius, who held a very naturalistic “Averoan” position regarding Aristotle’s writings.
Aquinas, on the other hand, offers a balanced “faith and reason” approach to almost every issue. He was also very keen to point out the distinctions that most others still tend to miss. The overlooked distinction, i.e., the missing point, is what we call a Biltrix.