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Philosophy


The world we discover and the world we make

James Schall SJ | 31 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: metaphysics, philosophy, reality, relativism, transgenderism
The fiercest debates today hinge on the question, 'what is reality?'


Reasoning badly and reasoning well

J. Budziszewski | 07 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, The Underground Thomist
A primer on practical reasoning.


Are there people who feel no remorse?

J. Budziszewski | 20 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, ethics, philosophy
Perhaps, but they still have a conscience.


The principle of natural consequences

J. Budziszewski | 13 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: natural law, philosophy
There are natural penalties for breaking natural law.


What is natural? What is fitting.

J. Budziszewski | 09 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: natural law, philosophy
Using our powers for unworthy purposes is unnatural.


Should all scientists be militant atheists?

Edward Feser | 08 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: cosmology, new atheists, philosophy, science
Another esteemed physicist reveals he doesn't understand philosophy.


Bioethics is a moral imperative, Mr Pinker!

Matthew Beard | 04 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, philosophy, Steven Pinker
One of Harvard's stars wants to abolish words like dignity, sacredness, and social justice.


Lady Philosophy: loving wisdom in medieval Rome

Laura D'Olimpio | 31 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Middle Ages, philosophy, truth
The good we truly seek is Truth, and all other goods are in service to this one.


Gender identity in an age of cultural confusion

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 23 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender identity, lying, philosophy
Can one change one's gender?


Will there still be science in 2020?

Denyse O'Leary | 6 Jun 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: education, philosophy, science


Some things are more natural than others

J. Budziszewski | 21 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: natural law, philosophy
He who ignores the witness of his design will have to face the witness of natural consequences.


Why ‘natural’ is not a meaningless word

Zac Alstin | 04 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: language, nature, philosophy
Defining its use in context makes it perfectly serviceable.


What’s work for you?

Zac Alstin | 30 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: careers, philosophy, work
The further our economy drags us from basic doing, the less meaningful work is.


Why slam a defender of the poor?

Michael Pakaluk | 24 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, New York Times, philosophy, same-sex marriage
A Notre Dame philosopher's obsessing over gay sex is like fiddling while Rome burns.


How to win an internet argument

Zac Alstin | 18 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: argument, charity, philosophy
When being your own worst enemy is a good thing


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