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The Metaphysics of Man and Broccoli - Dennis Buonafede

I thought to myself, how would I explain the concept of metaphysics to someone who is rich in lived experience but not well versed in philosophical terminology?  Read more...

The Moral Birds and the Bees - Roger Scruton

In the England of the Forties, when my parents were courting, terms like "moral," "decent," and "clean living" applied primarily to sexual behavior. Immorality meant sleeping around (and how innocent the word "sleeping" now sounds!); indecency meant unsolicited advances; dirtiness meant whatever put the sexual object before the loving subject.  Read more...

The most eye-opening book of 2010 - Philip Lawler

If ignorance really is bliss, then no one should read The Closing of the Muslim Mind.   Read more...

The Myth of Romantic Love - Michael Novak

For C.S. Lewis, the invention of romantic love in the age of the troubadours was far more momentous for the development of the West, and far more broadly influential than, say, the Protestant Reformation. Lewis compares the Reformation to a ripple on the vast ocean of romantic love.  Read more...

The Problem of Evil - PETER KREEFT

The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. No sane person wants hell to exist.  Read more...

The Reasons to Believe - PETER KREEFT

In this article, Peter Kreeft outlines the arguments from cause and effect, from conscience, from history, and the argument known as “Pascal's Wager.” - CERC  Read more...

The road to same-sex marriage was paved by Rousseau - Robert Reilly

Ineluctably, the issue of "gay" rights is about far more than sexual practices. It is, as lesbian advocate Paula Ettelbrick proclaimed, about "transforming the very fabric of society . . . [and] radically reordering society's views of reality."  Read more...

The Substance of Style - Robert Reilly

Style is perspective. It is knowing where things go and putting them there. It is appropriateness or propriety.  Read more...

The Tyrant - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

The tyrant is always among the most important figures to understand.   Read more...

Thoroughly Modern Mill - Roger Scruton

A utilitarian who became a liberal — but never understood the limits of reason.  Read more...

Tolerance and Reciprocity - Anthony Esolen

What's not so often acknowledged is that tolerance implies reciprocity from the person whose behavior is tolerated.  Read more...

Tolerance/Relativism - Montague Brown

Tolerance accepts some inappropriate behavior for the sake of the common good; relativism denies that good has any universal meaning and so accepts all behavior.  Read more...

Truth and Beauty - Father George William Rutler

Art is not merely an option for the Christian.  Read more...

Two Cultures: Faith & Reason - Peter Kreeft

Faith and reason, first of all, are not to be taken for granted.  Read more...

Two Cultures: Faith & Reason - Q & A - Peter Kreeft

And now is the time for you to do the interesting part, the Q & A.   Read more...

Unhappy or depressed? - Theodore Dalrymple

The word “unhappy” has been virtually abolished from the English language. For every person who says "I'm unhappy" there must now be a thousand who say "I'm depressed."   Read more...

Vainglory: Seeking the Praise of Men - Edward P. Sri

Do you worry over what others think of you? Do you sometimes say or do things to draw attention to yourself? Do you replay conversations in your mind, wondering if you left the right impression? If so, you might be struggling with the vice known as vainglory.  Read more...

Virtuous and Vicious Drinking - Roger Scruton

Current concerns over "binge drinking" — by which is meant the habit of drinking large quantities of alcohol with the intention of getting drunk without the benefit of improving conversation — have brought into focus the great difference between virtuous and vicious drinking.  Read more...

Ways out of the Christian ghetto - Joseph Weiler

A Jewish scholar reflects on what can reverse the retreat of Christians before militant secularism.  Read more...

We've Lost that 'Thinking' Feeling - Dennis Buonafede

When I first begin a new semester of teaching Philosophy, I always begin by asking students for their opinions on certain moral and social questions. In almost all cases the student's response begins with: "I feel that..."  Read more...

What Civilizes Us? - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

Civilization points not to itself but to what is beyond itself.   Read more...

What in the World is Philosophy? - Deacon Douglas McManaman

Philosophy is literally the "love of wisdom." But what does it mean to love, pursue, and possess wisdom?  Read more...

What is wrong with Reductionism? - Deacon Douglas McManaman

Many young people who have good minds for science and math tend to think with a reductionist habit of mind.   Read more...

What it means to be human - Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton tracks down the soul — the divine spark that distinguishes us from the rest of creation.  Read more...

When Hope Tramples Truth - Roger Scruton

It is easy to trace disasters, in retrospect, to the bursts of unfounded optimism that gave rise to them.  Read more...


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