Edward Feser discusses act and potential, among other things, in these two lectures:
What’s most interesting to me isn’t Feser’s arguments for a kind of goal-directedness in physics, say, or the deconstruction of New Atheist conceptions of certain classical arguments for God, but rather the surrounding decor. The room is incredibly bland. The architecture, lack of sculpture, paintings, there is nothing. This is not unique – it is typical of the standard environment in which university classes are held. It is like all culture has been removed from the academic environment. It is as if they are surrounded not by a culture, but an anti-culture.