The Radical Academy

Welcome to Our Discussion of Philosophy, Politics, and the Human Condition

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note: Restoration Project in progress, thanks for your patience!

About The Radical Academy

The Mortimer J. Adler Archive
A biography, bibliography, anecdotes, essays and other works by Dr. Mortimer Adler currently on this website.

The Jonathan Dolhenty Archive
Essays about philosophical realism, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, cosmology, logic, statistics, commentaries on current affairs, and other items by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty.

Adventures in Philosophy
A brief history of philosophy and the doctrines of the major philosophers, plus their positive contributions, if any, to the Perennial Philosophy of Classical Realism. Now includes American, Islamic, Eastern, and Jewish Philosophy, plus Political Philosophy.

The Classic Philosophers Series
Expanded presentations of the philosophy of many of the main philosophers of Western civilization.

The System of Thomas Aquinas
One of the leaders of the neo-Thomistic revival, Maurice de Wulf, gives a concise exposition of the central doctrines of the philosophical system formulated by Thomas Aquinas – edited & adapted for the web by Dr. Dolhenty. Also, a more general discussion on Aquinas by Dr. Dolhenty.

Philosophical Critiques
Essays providing critiques of some of the major ideas and philosophies in the history of Western philosophy from the viewpoint of Classical Realism.

A Glossary of Philosophical Terms
Classical Realists, besides using words common to the English language, also have a technical vocabulary. Here are some definitions.

Philosophical Quotations
A section within the Philosophy Resource Center, this dictionary of quotations includes many thinkers expressing their views on philosophy, politics, and the human condition.

Mini-Courses in Philosophy
Brief lessons on the basic topics in the major branches of Classical Realistic philosophy. Designed & organized by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty and intended primarily for the beginning student of philosophy.

Ask the Academy
Questions, answers, and discussions of various topics submitted by our visitors.

Frequently Asked Questions
Access our database of frequently asked questions and answers by category or keyword search.

Resource Centers

The Philosophy Resource Center
Classic texts online, links to websites, onsite articles, search engines, a dictionary of philosophical quotations, and more.

The Politics Resource Center
Our main political portal: classic texts online, onsite articles, opinion & commentary, media resources, links to related websites, breaking news, and more.

The Religion Resource Center
Classic texts online, religion news, links to related websites, onsite articles, search engines, and more.

The Education Resource Center
All kinds of education resources, including homeschooling information, homework & study help, and articles.

The Science Resource Center
Science news, links to related websites, and onsite articles.

The Media Resource Center
Media resources from all over the world, newslinks, weather, and more.

The Better Living Resource Center
Hundreds of onsite articles & resources in 15 different categories to help you improve your life.

The Business & Finance Resource Center
Essays, indices, charts and other resources about personal finance, real estate, stocks, bonds, and home businesses.

The Radical Academy Web Directory
Hundreds of thousands of resources on every possible topic.

Basic Philosophy Bookshelf:
The Academy has established a recommended list of books for a basic philosophy bookshelf. This list is located at Powell’s Books. A description of the book is usually provided along with its current price. The books may be purchased off this list with all the convenience of shopping at Powell’s.

Introductory Essays

The Center for Applied Philosophy promotes Classical Realism and Classical Liberalism. The following essays will provide information for those who are unfamiliar with these traditions.


Policy on Intellectual Property Rights, Copyrights, & Free Use

Citing Articles

The Radical Academy is a project of the Center for Applied Philosophy and Self-Educated American

The Late Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty, formerly of Port Oxford, Oregon, is the Co-Founder with the Late Priscilla Harris. Steve Farrell is currently President & Editor In Chief.  Mr. Farrell and his assistants are working on restoring as much of the original content – beginning with all of Dr. Dolhenty’s work – with numerous additions (i.e. significantly expanding the classics library where The Radical Academy will now offer the complete works of men like Plato, Aristotle, and Thomas Aquinas). We ask for your patience and support in this monumental task that involves the retrieval, reformatting, tagging, categorizing, and linking to the appropriate menus of thousands, even tens of thousands of essays, charts, books, etc. If you would like to volunteer in this effort as a fellow laborer or make a cash donation to assist us, please contact Mr. Farrell at [email protected]

This website, including all the contents therein, is copyright (c) 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008, 2009-2012 by The Radical Academy. All Rights Reserved. No part of this website may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission of the webmaster except in the case of links to this website and brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews

Self-Educated American and the Radical Academy recommend: The Center for the Great Ideas.