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A Mini-Course in The Philosophy of Aristotle

These mini-courses study the growth of philosophy after its emergence in the early Greek Schools, and traces the development of philosophic thought from Socrates...

The Activity of God—Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

The Nature of God, by Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

The Existence of God—Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

Life In Plants and Animals

The Philosophy of Man A brief introduction to rational psychology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Two: Life in Plants and Animals Life as...

The Nature of Ideas (Continued)

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology PART SIX The Comprehension of an Idea The Extension of an Idea The Relation between Comprehension...

The Myth of Moral Relativism

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The purpose of this brief essay is to show that moral (or ethical) relativism is a philosophical myth that is accepted...

Part 7: The Virtue of Justice

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics PART SEVEN The Virtue of Justice The virtues of prudence, temperance, and...

Part 6: The Virtue of Prudence, Vices Associated with Prudence

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART SIX The Virtue of Prudence Vices Associated...

Part 5: The Virtue of Fortitude, Counterfeit Courage, Virtues Associated with Fortitude, Patience and...

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FIVE The Virtue of Fortitude Counterfeit Courage ...

Part 4: The Virtue of Temperance, The Vices of Indulgence, Living a Life of...

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FOUR The Virtue of Temperance The Vices...

Part 3: The Many Goods of Life

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics Part 3: The Many Goods of Life, Virtue in General, What Makes a Moral Action “Good”? On...

Part 2: Is there an Ultimate End for Human Action?

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART TWO Is there an Ultimate End for Human Action? ...

Part 1: Ethics and Human Acts, Ends and Means, What do We Mean by...

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. A Brief Introduction to Ethics PART ONE Ethics and Human Acts Ends and Means ...

Part 3: The Nature of Knowledge: The Problem of Knowledge, Universal Skepticism, A Realistic...

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE (Con't) The Problem of Knowledge The ordinary person does not question that...

The Nature of Knowledge: Convictions Based on Sense Perception, Convictions Based on Our Intellect,...

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART TWO Convictions Based on Sense Perception Convictions...

The Problem of Knowledge

A Brief Introduction to Epistemology, Part 1 THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Knowledge is a primary fact of human life and experience. Everyone understands...

Philosophy in Perspective

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. If philosophy is the search for a general ethical regulative, then it is only logical to assume that we will find...

Introduction: Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Philosophy is an edifice -- the highest and most stable edifice -- of human reason, which moves from the firm foundation...