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Part 6: The Nature of Ideas: The Comprehension of an Idea, The Extension of...

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...

In the Shadow of the Unknown

Fear is a political instrument, but knowledge is power CONOR BOYACK, THE FREEMAN Your doorbell rings in the dark of night, so you quietly approach the...

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...

Theory of Knowledge (Epistemology) of Thomas Aquinas

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas Made Simple, by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part IV, Epistemology of Thomas Aquinas To explain the process of knowledge, Thomas Aquinas...

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...

Why Philosophy is Everybody’s Business—Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER One can be a generally educated human being without being knowledgeable in this or that specialized field of empirical science. Such...

The Science of Liberty

BY RICKY VALADEZ Through the lens of science, that which appears to be mysterious is seen as simple and that which appears to be ordinary...

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...

Philosophy and Life

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. One of the gravest and most unjustified prejudices which circulates, especially among those who for the first time delve into philosophy,...

Adler on Knowledge and Opinion

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Question: Is there such a thing as knowledge, or is everything a matter of opinion? Our picture of the world...

Knowledge and the Pursuit of Truth

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler: At best, it seems like we only ever have partial knowledge. How then, or when, can we...

The Art of Teaching

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Socrates gives us a basic insight into the nature of teaching when he compares the art of teaching to the...

Knowledge and Opinion

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. All men, Aristotle said, by nature desire to know. It may not be true that, born with that native propensity,...

Heavenly Father Wants Us to Learn About All Things

American Scripture Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in...

Online Society, Offline Civilization: How the Internet is Ushering in the End of the...

This is why C. S. Lewis said, “Sex is not messed up because it was put in the closet; it was put in the closet because it was messed up.” The Internet throws the closet of man open in a way it has never been — and never should be. And it’s no exaggeration to say that the demons released are destroying civilization. As British philosopher Edmund Burke warned, “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” The young today are immersed in a virtual world in which coarseness, nastiness, decadence, perversion, superficiality, egoism and nihilism are the norm. They are instilled with moral relativism’s only guide, “If it feels good, do it,” and then their feelings are twisted in the worst possible way, through vile entertainment, so that what feels good is cultural poison. The result is that we are breeding barbarians wholly incapable of sustaining a healthy constitutional republic. -- Selwyn Duke