Jonathan Dolhenty PhD

Direct Universals – Categories

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGEA Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART NINE Direct Universals: Categories DIAGRAM: The Ten Aristotelian Categories   THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS (Con't) Direct Universals:...

Part 8: The World of Universals: The Nature of Universals

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGEA Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART EIGHT: The Nature of Universals THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS The so-called "Problem of the Universals" has...

Prayer and Healing: The Power of Faith is Making Big News

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Herbert Benson, M.D., is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and author of the best-selling book Timeless Healing: The Power and...

Is Objectivism merely a disguised materialism?

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Objectivist philosophers may take me to task for claiming that Objectivism appears to be simply another form of philosophical Materialism. Dr....

For Students of Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism – Dr. Dolhenty recommends

For those interested in Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism, I recommend the following resources. Defending the Minimalist State Classical Liberalism: The Unvanquished Ideal Entering the lists of a...

For Students of Natural Law Theory – Dr. Dolhenty recommends

For those interested in a comprehensive study of Natural Law Theory, I recommend the following resources. From one of the best known classical realists... Natural Law:...

Students of Classical Realism – Books Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty Recommends

I have been asked many times what books I would consider recommended reading for beginning students of Classical Realism if they had limited funds...

A Mini-Course in The Course of Philosophy After Aristotle

  These mini-courses study the growth of philosophy after its emergence in the early Greek Schools, and traces the development of philosophic thought from Socrates...

A Mini-Course in The Philosophy of Aristotle

These mini-courses study the growth of philosophy after its emergence in the early Greek Schools, and traces the development of philosophic thought from Socrates...

Introduction: What is Philosophy and Why is it Important?

1. The Name Philosophy The word philosophy is a combination of two Greek nouns, philia which means "love" or "friendship," and sophia which means "wisdom."...

The Life of Thomas Aquinas: The “Angelic Doctor”

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, a beginners course by Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty I. THE LIFE OF THOMAS AQUINAS (122-1274): THE "ANGELIC DOCTOR" Thomas Aquinas, born of...

The Activity of God—Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

The Nature of God, by Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

The Existence of God—Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

The Sources of Knowledge

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. All of us have stored away millions of bits of information, most of which, as we all know, we can't remember when...

The Criterion of Truth

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology, Part 13 BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. We have a knowledge of reality. Reality is presented to us by...

Ideas and Terms: Definition and Division

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part 12 of Ideas and Terms: Definition and Division It has constantly been pointed out that clearness of ideas is essential to correct...

Ideas and Terms: What are Terms?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART ELEVEN What are Terms? How Can We Classify Terms? Supposition of Terms IDEAS...

The World of Universals: Logical Universals – Predicables

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Logical Universals: Predicables The logical universal expresses the nature common to many, precisely as it is applicable to many. Our intellect considers the...

The World of Direct Universals

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Direct Universals: Categories An idea which expresses the essence or nature of a thing as the thing is in itself, without relation to...