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A Mini-Course in The Course of Philosophy After 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...

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...

Introduction: What is Philosophy and Why is it Important?

1. The Name Philosophy The word philosophy is a combination of two Greek nouns, philia which means "love" or "friendship," and sophia which means "wisdom."...

The Life of Thomas Aquinas: The “Angelic Doctor”

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, a beginners course by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty I. THE LIFE OF THOMAS AQUINAS (122-1274): THE "ANGELIC DOCTOR" Thomas Aquinas, born of...

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...

The Sources of Knowledge

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. All of us have stored away millions of bits of information, most of which, as we all know, we can't remember when...

The Criterion of Truth

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology, Part 13 BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. We have a knowledge of reality. Reality is presented to us by...

Ideas and Terms: Definition and Division

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part 12 of Ideas and Terms: Definition and Division It has constantly been pointed out that clearness of ideas is essential to correct...

Ideas and Terms: What are Terms?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART ELEVEN What are Terms? How Can We Classify Terms? Supposition of Terms IDEAS...

The World of Universals: Logical Universals – Predicables

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Logical Universals: Predicables The logical universal expresses the nature common to many, precisely as it is applicable to many. Our intellect considers the...

The World of Direct Universals

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Direct Universals: Categories An idea which expresses the essence or nature of a thing as the thing is in itself, without relation to...

The World of Universals

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The so-called "Problem of the Universals" has been a controversial topic in modern philosophy. Controversy aside, however, universal ideas are of the...

The Problem of Knowledge – Part 7: Kinds of Ideas

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART SEVEN Ideas According to Their Origin Ideas According to Their Relations Ideas...

The Nature of Ideas

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The Comprehension of the Idea The comprehension of an idea is the sum total of all the attributes or thought-elements which constitute the...

The Complete TurtleTrader: The Legend, the Lessons, the Results, by Michael W. Covel

BOOK REVIEW - The Complete TurtleTrader: The Legend, the Lessons, the Results. By Michael W. Covel Reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty If readers want to learn...

Does God Exist?

The argument over the existence of God has raged for centuries. Theists and atheists have continually debated the possibility of even presenting a rational...

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...

Does God Exist?—A Contemporary Philosophical Argument

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The argument over the existence of God has raged for centuries. Theists and atheists have continually debated the possibility of even...

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Is the imposition of the death penalty on an individual for committing certain particularly heinous crimes against society a violation of...

Individualism and the Common Good

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. One of the concepts which seems to present difficulties to individualists and libertarians is the concept of the "common good." This...

The Nature of Ideas

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART V: THE NATURE OF IDEAS: FORMATION OF IDEAS, IDEA AND SENSE IMAGE Ideas are...

Moral mis-education and the decline of the AmericanCulture

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. There appears to be common agreement today that the moral condition of the American culture is not good. Over the past thirty-five...

The Sources of Knowledge

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO EPISTEMOLOGY BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part Four: The Sources of Knowledge All of us have stored away millions...

General Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS MADE SIMPLE, BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part V, General Metaphysics Aquinas accepts the general principles of the metaphysics of Aristotle,...

The Myth of Moral Relativism: A Reply to a Critique of My Essay

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I received this critique of my essay "The Myth of Moral Relativism" from A.R.M., a reader who resides in Canada. I...

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...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, Thales

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: Thales, I Thales was...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: General Notions General Notions As...

An Overview of Natural Law Theory

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Natural law theory is one of the most important theories in the philosophy of Classical Realism. It is also widely misunderstood...

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...