SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
philosophy
June 28, 2022
Two seemingly unrelated news stories that dominated headlines and social media in the US this spring serve to demonstrate the moral schizophrenia of American moral and political life. Reactions to these stories, among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, serve to demonstrate why so many public questions in the US and other liberal societies resist coherent resolution.
June 28, 2022
Liberalism and Its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama Profile Books £16.99, 192 pages The term “liberalism” is a monster that has grown large and confusing tentacles in recent decades. In the US it largely refers to left-of-centre politics, but also inspires libertarianism; in the UK it can refer to capitalist excess and also to progressive individualism
June 13, 2021
Speaking in 1958, Pope Pius XII presses on an international gathering of philosophers the idea that love of the living God helps them do their work, because then they will "take into account all reality." Acceptance of Christian Faith does not solve every philosophical problem. But it does oblige the philosopher to "emerge from his isolation" and places him in a broader universe.
May 01, 2021
Sylvana Tomaselli reviews The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History, by David Lloyd Dusenbury
August 11, 2017
Modern German Catholic thought is influenced by a heretical view of God's nature
March 30, 2017
The Catholic University of Louvain has initiated 'disciplinary proceedings' against Stéphane Mercier
March 27, 2017
The philosopher was renowned for his vast tomes and his eccentricities
November 22, 2016
Cryogenic freezing is not the answer to the meaning of life
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