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Don't Impose Your Morality on Me! - Edward P. Sri

When teaching about virtues and the moral life, I often think of a discussion I had with a college friend.   Read more...

Experiment Sheds Light on a Part of Your Brain You Should Get to Know Better - John Keenan

A few years back, the Washington Post designed a social experiment to see if commuters would stop a few minutes to listen to one of the world’s top violinists.  Read more...

Faith and Freedom: Why Liberty Requires Christianity - Joseph Pearce

In an age that seems to believe that Christianity is an obstacle to liberty it will prove provocative to insist, contrary to such belief, that Christian faith is essential to liberty's very existence.   Read more...

Faith, Wonder, and the Method - Joshua Schulz

The adoption of a technocratic view of reason altered an established, richer view of reason in several ways.  Read more...

Farewell to Judgment - Roger Scruton

The sciences aim to explain the world: they build theories that are tested through experiment, and which describe the workings of nature and the deep connections between cause and effect. Nothing like that is true of the humanities.  Read more...

Forgiveness and Irony - Roger Scruton

What makes the West strong.  Read more...

Forgiveness Is a Kind of Wild Justice - Theodore Dalrymple

Recently I was asked at a public discussion of crime and punishment at which I was a speaker whether I thought it was right that the government (in Britain) had made it illegal for an employer to ask a prospective employee whether he had a criminal record and, if so, its nature and extent.  Read more...

Freedom and Civility - Anthony Esolen

Law cannot replace a nation's customs, manners, and traditions. Rather, it should strengthen them by corroborating and invigorating the ways of a people.   Read more...

Freedom/License - Montague Brown

Freedom and license must not be confused: freedom embraces responsibility and is guided by reason and virtue; license is choice without restraint.  Read more...

Freewill and Predestination - Peter Kreeft

If God is not love but only knowledge, then it is difficult or impossible to see how human free will and divine predestination can both be true. But if God is love, there is a way.  Read more...

Generosity - Donald DeMarco

It is greed that impoverishes us, not generosity.   Read more...

Glory and Splendor - part 3: The Beauty of Language - Peter Kreeft

Well, we've been talking about beauty. Let's talk more about the beauty of language, and thus talk a little more about language.   Read more...

Gratitude and Grace - Roger Scruton

In the religions that are familiar to us, the idea of grace is of fundamental importance.   Read more...

Hannah Arendt - Father Robert Barron

The appearance of an art house film on the philosopher Hannah Arendt has sparked renewed interest in an old controversy.  Read more...

Happiness Part 5: Blessed are the Peacemakers; Blessed are You when Men Persecute You - Peter Kreeft

The seventh and eighth beatitudes.  Read more...

Happiness Part 6: Questions and Answers - Peter Kreeft

I thank you for sitting through a long lecture, which was your Purgatory; now you get to the Heaven of asking questions.   Read more...

Happiness: Ancient and Modern Concepts of Happiness - Peter Kreeft

My topic today is Jesus' concept of happiness. And we must begin with the dullest and most necessary preliminary: defining our term.  Read more...

Happiness: Blessed are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness - Peter Kreeft

Christ's fourth beatitude, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness," cuts to the rotten flesh at the heart of the modern world.   Read more...

How Do We Find Our Way Into the Wide World? - Pope Benedict XVI

The address of Pope Benedict XVI to the German parliament (Bundestag) the Reichstag, Berlin on September 22, 2011.  Read more...

How would the conversation go if Frederich Nietzsche met St. Thérèse of Lisieux? - Father Dwight Longenecker

G.K. Chesterton observes that every age is saved by a saint most contrary to the spirit of the age.  Read more...

Human and animal morality - Stephen Budiansky

Though stories of seemingly altruistic animals tug at the heartstrings, humans are nature's sole moralists.  Read more...

Humility: The First of the Lively Virtues - Anthony Esolen

Humility is more, far more, than a curative for pride.  It is itself a mighty power.  Read more...

Identity - Peter Kreeft

The human self is not a given, an object, an essence, whose essential nature is unchangeable and guaranteed, like everything else in the cosmos. Our nature is a task given to us to achieve. We alone can fail to achieve our nature.   Read more...

Intellectual Courage and the Bitter Truth - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

In the handsome new book, The Loss and Recovery of Truth, we find a short 1978 essay of Gerhart Niemeyer.   Read more...

Introduction & Principles of Ethics - Father Robert Spitzer, S.J.

The following ten universal principles form the foundation of civility, justice, and objectivity in cultures throughout the world. Their presence assures the possibility of humane civilization and their absence (even their partial absence) opens the path for corruption, deceit, injustice, and cultural decline. Following is the introduction and the first 19 pages from chapter two of Father Spitzer's new book, Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of the Life IssuesRead more...


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