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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...

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Thanks for the gift, but I MUST pay for it. As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, &...

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Theory of Happiness – II

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The main point we have seen so far is that, for Aristotle, a happy life is a good life. In other...

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Theory of Happiness – I

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The Humanities represent man's concern with man and with the human world. In that concern there is no more important problem than...

The Great Conversation

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER Happy is the man who, in the course of a complete life, attains everything he desires, provided he desire nothing...

Author of Liberty or Not?

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Is God the author of liberty, or not? A valid, and need I say, vital question. But in this age of secularism,...

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...

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

The Buck Stops With Me BY IZZY KALMAN April 20. The past few days have been some of the most painful I have experienced in many...

Ethics and Politics – Thomas Aquinas

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS General Philosophy of Classic Philosophers by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. In opposition to the voluntarism of St. Augustine, Aquinas upholds the primacy...

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 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 ...

Mortimer J. Adler: The Good Life and the Good Society

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Politics is sometimes regarded as the sovereign or controlling discipline in the practical order -- the order of action. It...

The Philosophy of René Descartes

René Descartes (1596-1650) By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. General Observations René Descartes is justly considered the father of modern philosophy and the founder of the rational method...

Plato: Ethics

BY JOHNATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The ethics of Plato is an application in practice of the principles which had been reached in the metaphysical field. We...

Judicial Watch Statement on House Ethics Committee’s Decision

LIBERTY ALERTS, CORRUPTION CHRONICLES Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today issued the following statement in response to a report released by the Office of Congressional...

Adler on Mathematics and Ethics

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Question: Mathematics and philosophy are twins born of logic; and mathematics is the elder for this reason, "as mathematics is...

State and Society

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part I Happiness is the ultimate goal of human striving, for the sake of which everything else should be sought and...

Aristotle’s Conception of Practical Truth and the Consequences of that Conception

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. My interest in the subject I have chosen for this essay goes beyond the importance of the subject itself. Its...

Ethics: Fourth Century B.C. and Twentieth Century A.D.

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. In 1986, on the 100th anniversary of Yeshiva College in New York City, the president of the college, Norman Lamm,...

How Can One Individual Help Another To Become Morally Virtuous?

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. I am tempted to say, "Don't ask," because I am persuaded that no one has ever come up with the...

Virtue and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. We are all faced with having to choose between one activity and another, with having to order and arrange the...

Habits of Mind and Character

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. I have mentioned two kinds of habits: habits which are skills or arts, and moral habits -- the habits of...