Month: February 2016

Weekend Reading

Anthony Esolen, The Narcissism of Campus Diversity Activists, Crisis Daniel J. Mahoney, The Healthy Boundaries of Democracy, Intercollegiate Review Christopher J. Malloy, New Natural Law Ill Equipped for Practical Task of Legislation, Thomistica Matthew Schmitz, Between the Hipsters and the Hasids, First Things Michael…

James Dolezal on Divine Simplicity

Ed Feser’s recent linkage feast has been a source of intellectual treasure, not the least, his link to a brief interview with Dr. James Dolezal on the central idea of divine simplicity. There are also more videos on divine simplicity delivered…

God’s relation to Time

In an earlier video, Eleonore Stump provided a clear, rich outline of eternity and thereby what eternity entails as an attribute of God. In this video, she discusses God’s relation to time, and reconciles His eternity with its purported incompatibility with the…

Contra Sola Scientia

James Chastek, commenting on a debate between James Ladyman and Raymond Tallis on ‘Human Nature is Better Understood through Science than Philosophical and Artistic Reflection’ makes four important points when critiquing the scientism of Ladyman: firstly, that “Science, philosophy, and…

Weekend Reading

Michael Quinlan, How “Progress” Led to the Dehumanization of Man, Crisis Rachel Lu, The Collapse in Gender Sanity, Public Discourse David Quinn, Don’t Demonise, MercatorNet Rod Dreher, Arguing for Marriage, The American Conservative James Kalb, Why the Natural Law is…

Remembering Antonin Scalia

You have probably heard by now that Justice Antonin Scalia has died. This is a terrible loss to his family, as well as being a tremendous loss to the body politic. We are unlikely to see another like him in…

‘hostes humani generis’

How are we to understand the recent request from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) to the various state and federal anti-discrimination agencies to have these respective laws suspended for the duration of the prospective plebiscite on marriage? I was perplexed…

Weekend Reading

Alan Piper on the dust of Ash Wednesday in Dominicana. Hadley Arkes muses on the strains of Graham Greene in The Catholic Thing. Maureen Mullarkey on the splendour of Candlemas in Rorate Caeli. David Warren on the celebrity of gravity waves in Essays in…

Weekend Reading

Roger Scruton on how bad philosophy destroyed good music in The Imaginative Conservative. Wesley J. Smith discuss the attempt to Mainstream “Animal Personhood” through a combination of academic promotion and judicial manipulation in First Things James V. Schall, S.J. on the Catholic mind and the books and…