Jonathan Dolhenty PhD

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...

Moral mis-education and the decline of the AmericanCulture

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. There appears to be common agreement today that the moral condition of the American culture is not good. Over the past thirty-five...

The Sources of Knowledge

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO EPISTEMOLOGY BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part Four: The Sources of Knowledge All of us have stored away millions...

General Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS MADE SIMPLE, BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part V, General Metaphysics Aquinas accepts the general principles of the metaphysics of Aristotle,...

The Myth of Moral Relativism: A Reply to a Critique of My Essay

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I received this critique of my essay "The Myth of Moral Relativism" from A.R.M., a reader who resides in Canada. I...

The Myth of Moral Relativism

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The purpose of this brief essay is to show that moral (or ethical) relativism is a philosophical myth that is accepted...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, Thales

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: Thales, I Thales was...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: General Notions General Notions As...

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 7: The Virtue of Justice

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics PART SEVEN The Virtue of Justice The virtues of prudence, temperance, and...

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...

Part 5: The Virtue of Fortitude, Counterfeit Courage, Virtues Associated with Fortitude, Patience and...

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FIVE The Virtue of Fortitude Counterfeit Courage ...

Part 4: The Virtue of Temperance, The Vices of Indulgence, Living a Life of...

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FOUR The Virtue of Temperance The Vices...

Part 3: The Many Goods of Life

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics Part 3: The Many Goods of Life, Virtue in General, What Makes a Moral Action “Good”? On...

Part 2: Is there an Ultimate End for Human Action?

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART TWO Is there an Ultimate End for Human Action? ...

Part 1: Ethics and Human Acts, Ends and Means, What do We Mean by...

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. A Brief Introduction to Ethics PART ONE Ethics and Human Acts Ends and Means ...

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 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...

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...

Nature of Knowledge: Convictions & Classes of Truth – Dolhenty

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE A Brief Introduction to Epistemology By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART TWO: THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE No one seriously doubts that human beings possess what...

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...

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....

Does God Exist? – Jonathan Dolhenty

The argument over the existence of God has raged for centuries. Theists and atheists have continually debated the possibility of even presenting a rational...

The Nature of God – Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of God A brief introduction to theodicy (The Classical Thomistic Doctrine) Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Two: The Nature of...

The Existence of God – Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of God A brief introduction to theodicy (The Classical Thomistic Doctrine) Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part One: The Existence of...

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...

Species of Living Things—Jonathan Dolhenty

The Philosophy of Man A brief introduction to rational psychology Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Part Five: Species of Living Things In...