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What Do We Mean By Applied Philosophy?

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Classical realists generally define the academic discipline of philosophy as the study of all reality in its ultimate causes and principles...

A Brief on the Perennial Philosophy

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, Ph.D. Our understanding of common sense can be approached in two ways. First, there is the wide, popular meaning of common sense....

Thomas Aquinas: The World (Cosmology)

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS General Discussion from Classic Philosophers by Jonathan Dolhenty Ph.D. In determining or defining the relationship of God with the world, Aquinas...

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...

The Opposition of Propositions

Introduction to Logic, Part 6 By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. We have learned something about the general and special types of propositions in a previous essay. It's...

Thomas Aquinas: Man Has Free Choice

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Thomas Aquinas Man has free choice, or otherwise counsels, exhortations, commands, prohibitions, rewards and punishments would be in vain. If...

How to Recognize an Argument, by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIG: Part 3 How to Recognize an Argument by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D.  We all get into arguments. Sometimes these arguments can be heated and our...

The Vicissitudes of Philosophy in Modern Times

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In each of the two historical epochs that we have so far surveyed -- antiquity and the Middle Ages -- we...

Jonathan Dolhenty: Logic and Critical Thinking

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC Part 1 By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Truth is the object of thinking. Some truths are obvious; others are difficult to acquire. Some judgments we...

Dolhenty: 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...

Thomas Aquinas: Moderate Realism and the Universals

Topics: A. What the epistemological problem involves B. Objectivity of external sensations C. Real objectivity of abstract and general ideas - Universals D. The Via Media between Naive...

Truth and Certainty

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. We have a knowledge of reality. Reality is presented to us by our senses through the medium of percepts and our...

Thomas Aquinas: Various Aspects of the Epistemological Problem

Topics: A. Metaphysical and psychological aspects B. The data of the epistemological problem A. Metaphysical and psychological aspects The Schoolmen of the thirteenth century never doubted for a...

Thomas Aquinas: The Directing Principles of Knowledge

Topics: A. General notion of the directing principles of knowledge B. Origin and nature of these principles C. Logical and real value A. General notion of the directing...

Truth and Certainty, by Jonathan Dolhenty

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. We have a knowledge of reality. Reality is presented to us by our senses through the medium of percepts and our...

An Overview of Natural Law

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...