Category Archives: Philosophy

Patheos: This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal…

Philosophy, as it was described to me as an undergraduate at Catholic University, gets you to the horizon… allows you to touch the very limit to the mere idea of God.  Theology on the other hand was God reaching the … Continue reading

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Les Miserables Returns To The Silver Screen

Victor Hugo’s epic novel has captured anyone with the patience to read the lengthy book.  Filled with Catholic imagery and gritty realism, this book sets the standard for the future work of Belloc and Chesterton with regards to Catholic distributism … Continue reading

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The Man Who Planted Trees

This is a great video, but be sure to set aside your half hour on this one.  I promise… you won’t regret watching this: Pretty amazing what one person can do with some perspective and patience. Not easy for us … Continue reading

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New Statesman: Atheism and Childish Certainties

Great line in The New Statesman in a review of de Botton’s Religion for Atheists: The paradox of an immensely powerful mind mistrusting the intellect is not new. Pascal needed intellectual humility because he had so many reasons to be … Continue reading

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Waldo Jaquith: Warren Olney is emblematic of what’s wrong with modern journalism.

A very fair point, and something that is difficult to ascertain for the listener: On the January 1, 2010 episode of the show, the featured topic was Barbara Ehrenreich’s newest book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has … Continue reading

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The Feast Day of St. Thomas More

“Most would understand the phrase that the mind of More was like a diamond that a tyrant threw away into a ditch, because he could not break it.” — G.K. Chesterton Today is the feast day of St. Thomas More, … Continue reading

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The Stone: Subjectivity and the Pitfalls of ‘Rational Choice Philosophy’

Ever since I picked up Alexander Schuessler’s A Logic of Expressive Choice, I have been a rabid opponent of rational choice theory in favor of this alternative method — which for one reason or another, has yet to seriously pick … Continue reading

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Curiosity in Philosophy

For those with a more philosophical bend, the New York Times as re-started their philosophy column/blog entitled The Stone.  To kick things off, Justin E.H. Smith asks whether specialization to the exclusion of curiosity is really all that beneficial a … Continue reading

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“Death to the Machines!”

I was introduced to the movie Metropolis by a very close friend of mine, and I have to admit the 1927 Fritz Lang classic has become one of my favorite movies of all time. The script was written by Thea … Continue reading

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Governor McDonnell on Federalism

I’ve always preferred the role of Vice President as the philosopher-king, the one who constantly speaks to the nations conscience rather than merely being the president’s hatchetman. McDonnell seems to be angling for just that role… despite not truly “angling” … Continue reading

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