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Is Free Will an Illusion? - Donald DeMarco

Do we have free will? Are we truly responsible for our actions? Or, on the other hand, are we merely passive pawns who are completely at the mercy of impersonal or alien forces?  Read more...

Is smoking immoral? - Janet E. Smith

What does the Catholic Church teach about the morality of smoking cigarettes?  Read more...

Is Utilitarianism Useful? - Roger Kimball

It's all well and good to talk about pursuing "what works" until we come up against inescapable moral limits.  Read more...

It's All Your Fault - Theodore Dalrymple

One way and another, I have spent a lot of my life in the study of resentment, my own and that of others.   Read more...

Joy - Peter Kreeft

Joy is more than happiness, just as happiness is more than pleasure.   Read more...

Justice - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

Benedict XVI associates justice with judgment.  Read more...

Justice, Wisdom, Courage, and Moderation: The Four Cardinal Virtues - PETER KREEFT

These four cardinal virtues are not the only virtues, but they are the cardes, the "hinges", on which all the other virtues turn.  Read more...

Last Things: On Rereading The Apology - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

Each semester, with a class, I reread The Apology of Socrates. It is something I always look forward to.   Read more...

Les Maladies and Le Monde - Theodore Dalrymple

When I was a student, my friends and I would stay up all night to discuss such questions as the truth or otherwise of determinism.   Read more...

Liberality: The Fifth Lively Virtue - Anthony Esolen

When Jesus first sent forth his disciples to preach that the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand, he did not advise them to take provisions.  Read more...

Love and Healing - Donald DeMarco

How is it possible for love, which is essentially spiritual, to have a transforming effect on the human body, which is corporeal and the natural object of scientific intervention?   Read more...

Love and the law: true love demands justice - Father Raymond J. de Souza

What does the law have to do with love? Are they not antithetical?   Read more...

Lying: a Metaphysical Issue before a Moral Issue - Janet E. Smith

Aquinas holds that lying is wrong primarily because it violates the nature/purpose of enunciative speech. This paper raises the possibility that 1) enunciative speech has more purposes than that identified by Aquinas and 2) that some kinds of falsehoods build up rather than destroy society. I am going to identify some principles in Aquinas' own thought that I believe lend support to the claims I am making.  Read more...

Making Reality Disappear - Donald DeMarco

Deconstructionists and their kin are aiming at making reality disappear — and for good.  Read more...

Meekness: The Third Lively Virtue - Anthony Esolen

We all know the account in Luke about the boy Jesus, who when he was twelve years old accompanied his parents to Jerusalem for the Passover, as was their custom.   Read more...

Mercy Is Not Sentimental - Donald DeMarco

The secular world is constantly trying to absorb the Catholic Church into itself.  Read more...

Moral Hazard! - Robert Royal

Lots of Catholics have forgotten the unkind moral hazards they are exposing our children and adults to precisely by trying to be kind.  Read more...

Music and Morality - Roger Scruton

“The ways of poetry and music are not changed anywhere without change in the most important laws of the city.” So wrote Plato in the Republic (4.424c). Music, for Plato, was not a neutral amusement. It could express and encourage virtue—nobility, dignity, temperance, chastity. But it could also express and encourage vice—sensuality, belligerence, indiscipline.  Read more...

My "Way of Beauty" - Robert Royal

There's a lot of talk these days about "The Way of Beauty" and even about more ambitious projects like "the re-enchantment of the world" — by everyone from casual bloggers to the Holy Father in Evangelii GaudiumRead more...

Of Prudes and Libertines - Anthony Esolen

During the Second World War, Peter Marshall, a brash young preacher at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, the toniest Protestant church in the nation’s capital, decided to let a newly married serviceman and his wife use a room on the church grounds for their wedding night.   Read more...

Office Hours with Leon Kass - Leon Kass

Dr. Kass recently fielded questions from ISI students about the Great Books, bioethics, patriotism, and much more.  Read more...

Old Profession, New Toleration - Roger Scruton

The state of prostitution, and the harm it causes.  Read more...

On Being Virtuous in a Not-So-Virtuous World - Donald DeMarco

Virtue is understated, underappreciated, under-valuated, and misunderstood.   Read more...

On God's 'Unrest' and Human Silence - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

God has some "unrest" in His being.  Read more...

On Philosophical Eros - Father James V. Schall, S. J.

The term "philosophical eros" means, roughly, that we should pursue the truth with the same passion and zeal that we pursue our beloved.  Read more...


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