Sir Roger Scruton was a warrior for Western culture. Culture was, for him, everything: ‘a vessel in which intrinsic values are captured and handed on to future generations.’
Today’s era of despair, ennui, and selfishness can find remedies within ageless wisdom that the church reformer Martin Luther offered to his depressed friend 500 years ago.
No other preeminent contemporary black intellectual has so strongly dissociated American Christianity from the successful acquisition of equal rights for black Americans.
Philosophy used to be about debate and trying to answer hard questions. Now it’s about toeing the line of ‘acceptable opinions’—or facing the consequences.
If young Christians think God is a male, churches certainly have a problem to address. But using feminine pronouns or gender-neutral language is not the solution.
Perhaps our politicians can learn something from Aristotle, and learn to pursue a good beyond themselves and for the country.
An investigation of those who made an impression on James Madison reveals the forgotten impact of two Founding Era philosophers: David Hume, and Adam Smith.
Instead of assuming the worst in our ideological opponents and talking past each other, we should allow for the possibility that we may be wrong.
Justice is every bit as private as it is public. Because justice is about proper behavior in society, it also requires proper behavior as an individual.
Dr. Larry P. Arnn teaches the Greek philosopher Aristotle’s ‘Nichomachean Ethics,’ explaining that he defines courage as ‘the right disposition toward pain.’
By emphasizing the importance of local knowledge and gradual reform, conservatives can play a special role in keeping philanthropy tethered to charity and to the Tocquevillian vision of associational life.
Teaching on Aristotle’s ‘Nichomachean Ethics,’ Dr. Larry Arnn says it’s our intentions about a choice that determine whether it is a good one.
‘There are obstacles, temptations and confusions that are in the way, but if you think about it and you keep your soul in order and your attitude right, then you will make better choices.’
Many associate happiness with wealth, prosperity, and pleasure. But Aristotle challenges humans to view happiness as an activity — striving to fulfill a purpose.
The Jordan Peterson phenomenon cannot be easily dismissed, nor the man easily labeled. Christians quick to recognize what he is not should make an effort to understand what he is.
Just as the nature of a chair points toward an end (supporting you while you sit), so the nature of man also points toward an end. But what is that end?
He is brain porn for Christians disenchanted with the institutional church, when they should be working on their real-life churches instead.
In a debate between two of the world’s leading intellectuals, one got the better, but both helped explain the strange state of the modern world.
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