Category Archives: Philosophy

Are Europe’s Leaders the New Gnostics?

The Gnostic heresy has had a long life, reappearing throughout the ages in many forms. The early Church experienced the original Gnostics, St. Augustine spent many years following the Manichaeans, the Dominicans fought the Cathars, and the 20th century experienced … Continue reading

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Religion in the Public Square: Catholics and The Eugenics Controversy

The issue of the extent to which religious discourse should be excluded from the public square has been and remains highly contentious in political philosophy. In this post, I argue that such discourse is a critical part of civic debate … Continue reading

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Virtue Ethics: A Primer

From the time of Plato and Aristotle and for centuries thereafter, moral philosophy and the philosophical discipline of ethics focused upon the character of individual actors and their practice of the virtues. As Dorothea Frode has put it, virtue was … Continue reading

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