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Augustine: Searching for Truth and Wisdom

BY LAWRENCE W. REED To write about a man known chiefly as a theologian — a bishop in the early Catholic Church, no less —...

Religion & Morality Sustain Freedom

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. (1) “Stand therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath...

Religion & Morality Sustain Freedom

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. (1) “Stand therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath...

Truth, Descriptive and Prescriptive

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. A One cannot be both a liar and a skeptic (and, of course, it is preferable to be neither). The liar...

What is Intellectual Insanity?

America's War with Reality, Truth, and Morality BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Ideas have consequences. A philosophy is a set of ideas about basic things like reality,...

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

BY SELWYN DUKE There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of...

Have We Lost Our Common Sense?—Dolhenty

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The world is in a desperate state of affairs. Social institutions – the family, schools, and churches – are falling apart....

Truth and Right Invariably the Same—John Adams

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN ADAMS Nature and truth, or rather truth and right are invariably the same in all times and in all places; and...

So What if Cliven Bundy is a “Racist”?

BY SELWYN DUKE For the record, I don’t believe Cliven Bundy is a “racist.” For the record, I don’t even care. Such indifference to that damnable failing,...

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...

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic...

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...

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY But Surely, I will be told, even if a rebirth of...

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...

Why Obama Is Uneducated

BY SELWYN DUKE A few years ago I participated in a radio debate on “white privilege” with a certain man, whose name is unimportant,...

The Test of Right and Wrong – Albert E. Bowen

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Albert E. Bowen Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be...

Divided We Stand: A Traditionalist Manifesto

BY SELWYN DUKE Conservatives are generally very nice people — who never saw a culture war they couldn’t lose. That is to say, we often...

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 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...

Why “Equality” Must Die – Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an...

Why "Equality" Must Die – Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an...

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 Nature of Knowledge: Fundamental Ideas, Truth and Error, The Motive of Certitude

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGEA Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART ONE Fundamental Ideas Truth and Error The Motive of Certitude THE NATURE OF...

The Nature of Knowledge: Fundamental Ideas, Truth & Error, Motive of Certitude

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART ONE: THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE Knowledge is a primary fact of human life and...

Truth and Right Invariably the Same

They Were Believers, John Adams Nature and truth, or rather truth and right are invariably the same in all times and in all places; and...

John Adams: No Objection to the Miracles of Jesus Christ

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1756 The great and Almighty author of nature, who at first established those rules which regulate the world, can as...

ACLJ: New Year’s Resolutions to Defend Liberty

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ A favorite family tradition takes place each New Year’s Eve. At dinner, our oldest daughter takes out a piece of paper that...

The Truth and the Good – Is and Ought

By Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The judgment that something is good or bad -- or that it is better or worse than something else --...

C.S. Lewis on the Importance of Christianity

Daily Dabble in the Classics "One of the great difficulties is to keep before the audience's mind the question of Truth. They always think you...

My Answer for Lloyd Marcus

BY SELWYN DUKE “Everything I heard today is true. But, because of racism I suffered in my youth, I can not turn against Obama.” According...