Moral Philosophy and Ethics

Evil and God: Reflections of a Former Atheist

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST In my early twenties, before my conversion to Christianity in 1976, I did not believe that our world offered entirely convincing...

Who is God?

BY RICKY VALADEZ Throughout the ages philosophers, scientists, and most of the great thinkers have contemplated this question.  Many of greatest truth seekers have succeeded...

Atheism and the Texas Church Shooter

BY SELWYN DUKE “If God does not exist, everything is permitted,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov. Mentioning this in association with Devin Patrick...

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 —...

Adler ‘On The Relativity of Values’

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Dear Dr. Adler, History and anthropology reveal great variation in moral standards and beliefs among various peoples and cultures. Are there...

On Romantic Love

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. A Conversation Between Max Weismann and Dr. Mortimer Adler WEISMANN: Could you help us and begin by naming the three bad...

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...

Medicine and Morals

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. INTRODUCTION by Max Weismann In 1936, Mortimer J. Adler delivered a series of lectures at the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago....

Habits, Good and Bad

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Looked at one way, all habits are perfections, whether good or bad. They are improvements of the nature we come...

Adler: The Mistake of Giving Primacy of the Right Over the Good

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The domain of justice is divided into two main spheres of interest. One is concerned with the justice of the...

Does the End Justify the Means?

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Does the end justify the means? Can it sometimes be right to use a bad means to achieve a good...

The Ethics of Enough

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Who has not said or heard someone else say "Enough is enough"? The statement is a tautology and, as such,...