Category: History

Peter Harrison on The Religious Origins of Modern Science?

This is an excellent critique of the conflict thesis as well as an overview of the currents of thought in the late medieval and early modern period as they are related to the development of modern science. Of particular interest to me was the parallels between early Protestant criticisms of medieval philosophy and religion, and criticisms of later opponents of Christianity, like Condorcet, to today’s new atheists. The lecture was organized by the Lumen Christi Institute.

   

John Haldane on Sex and Society

In this lecture, John Haldane discusses the incoherent and schizophrenic understanding of sex and sexuality in modern society. He also addresses the sentimentalization and infantilization of our understanding of sex and illustrates this by reference to the argument that presently underpins…