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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...

With Respect to Philosophy—Adler

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. With respect to philosophy, the following propositions must be affirmed. He who denies any one of them denies philosophy. I) Philosophy...

The Bodyguards of Truth – Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. My serious study of philosophy began when, at Columbia University in the early twenties, I took a course in the...

Man’s Higher Faculties – Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of Man A brief introduction to rational psychology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Eight: Man's Higher Faculties Man's higher faculties...

Man’s Lower Faculties—Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of Man A brief introduction to rational psychology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Seven: Man's Lower Faculties A faculty is a...

Man’s Soul—Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of Man A brief introduction to rational psychology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Six: Man's Soul The substantial form...

Vegetal Life: Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of Man A brief introduction to rational psychologyAdapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D.  Part Three: Vegetal Life Vegetal life is the...

The Philosophy of Man: Fundamentals—Dolhenty

It probably needs to be pointed out that the following discussion of rational psychology is a "philosophical" discussion and not one from the standpoint...

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...

The Fact of Finality in the Bodily World—Dolhenty

THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE: A brief introduction to cosmology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Four: The Fact of Finality in...

Metaphysics and Its Problems – Jonathan Dolhenty

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Life is a continuous succession of economic, moral, judicial, political, artistic, and literary phenomena, which are closely interwoven and constantly changing....

The Origin and Development of the Bodily World

THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE A brief introduction to cosmology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Three: The Origin and Development of...

The Theory of Hylemorphism—Jonathan Dolhenty

THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE A brief introduction to cosmology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Two: The Theory of Hylemorphism The term "hylemorphism"...

Dolhenty: Summary of Being & Existence & the Nature of Reality

BEING AND EXISTENCE A Brief Introduction into the Nature of Reality by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART EIGHT In Summary We have seen that the ultimate question we can ask...

Dolhenty: Summary of Being & Existence & the Nature of Reality

BEING AND EXISTENCE A Brief Introduction into the Nature of Reality by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART EIGHT In Summary We have seen that the ultimate question we can ask...

The Supreme Principles of Being

BEING AND EXISTENCE: A Brief Introduction into the Nature of Reality by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART FOUR The Supreme Principles of Being A principle is that from which...

The Kinds of Being

BEING AND EXISTENCE: A Brief Introduction into the Nature of Reality by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART TWO * The Kinds of Being The concept of being is the...

Being and Reality

BEING AND EXISTENCE A Brief Introduction into the Nature of Reality. By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART ONE: Being and Reality The foundational philosophic science for all metaphysical thought...

Philosophy of Education: An Example of Applied Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Applied philosophy involves the application of philosophical principles and concepts to the practical affairs of the human condition. Philosophers have written...

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...

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