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Light Shining out of Darkness

Light Shining Out of Darkness. ————— GOD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the...

Is Grief an Evil?

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 10 Is grief an evil? More to the point, is there something fundamentally wrong with you or...

Samuel Adams—Vindex (December 5, 1768)

Background of the American Revolution Samuel Adams—in his typical style—questions the wisdom of quartering troops among the civil population. But, to be called to account by...

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...

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...

Part 6: The Virtue of Prudence, Vices Associated with Prudence

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART SIX The Virtue of Prudence Vices Associated...

Enemy of the State, Friend of Liberty

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN Question: If you could go back in time and spend one hour in conversation with 10 people—each one separately and privately—whom...

Part 3: The Nature of Knowledge: The Problem of Knowledge, Universal Skepticism, A Realistic Theory of Knowledge

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, Different Classes of Truths

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART TWO Convictions Based on Sense Perception Convictions...

The Activity of God

The Philosophy of God A brief introduction to theodicy Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. (Note: The following is a presentation of the classical...

No Matter the Circumstances, Socialism Fails

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, John Taylor I have had it asked me by philosophers, "Is this the only way you propose to ameliorate...

Aristotle on the Rule of Law v. Rule of Men

Dabbling in the Classics, Aristotle Aristotle warned of the dangers that arise when a government of laws is corrupted by a government of men. In...

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...

Origin of the Anglo-Americans and Its Future Importance

AMERICANIST HISTORY Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville Volume 1, Chapter 2, Published 1831 UTILITY of knowing the origin of nations, in order to understand their social...

Cicero: Duty and Honor, Neglect and Shame

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Cicero Indeed, no part of life, whether in public or in private affairs, abroad or at home, in your personal...

Tyrannized by Conversation – Jonathan Swift

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) In today's classics offering, Johnathan Swift discusses the various errors in conversation that we tolerate, are humored...

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...

The Difficulty of Grand Ideas

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke When any work seems to have required immense force and labor to effect it, the idea is grand....

Cicero on Civic Duty

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Cicero These reasons, so certain and so evident, are opposed by those, who, on the other side object,—the labours that...

Cicero: The Foundation of Justice

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Cicero There can be but one essential justice, which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law...

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FDA: Deregulating during the pandemic, and beyond

~Don’t waste a crisis. Regulatory flexibility merits serious consideration for the long term.~ Dvorah A. Richman The press has obsessively focused on supposed government shortfalls regarding COVID-19...

It Doesn’t Matter Who Did or Did Not Own Slaves

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Ill-educated Black Lives Matter protesters are on a rampage tearing down monuments of American heroes they believe owned slaves or...

The Silver Bullet For Victory

 BY TOM DEWEESE Is tyranny our fate? The question now becomes, what do we do? Obviously, we have one of two choices. We accept our fate,...

‘The Dumbest Generation’ Grows Even Dumber

BY BOB BARR In 2008, Mark Bauerlein wrote “The Dumbest Generation, How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future.” Judging by events...