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Book Review: Thomism: The Philosophy Of Thomas Aquinas

Thomism:  The Philosophy Of Thomas Aquinas, by Etienne Gilson, translated by Lawrence K. Shook and Armand Maurer By and large, I think this book gives the reader a fair understanding of Thomism and its views on a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Philosophy Of Thomas Aquinas: Introductory Readings

The Philosophy Of Thomas Aquinas:  Introductory Readings, edited by Christopher Martin Thomas Aquinas is the sort of thinker it is easier to know about than it is to know, and there are a variety of reasons for that.  For one, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unborn Persons

Unborn Persons:  Pope John Paul II And The Abortion Debate, by Peter Lang What this book does in its relatively short length is to demonstrate the complexity of the pro-life debate (particularly among Catholics) and to demonstrate the way that … Continue reading

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The Myth Of The Lost Case: A Case Study In The Tension Between Criticism And Advocacy

There are many pitfalls that a historian can fall into that can greatly harm the quality of their work as scholars, and frequently scholars appear greatly ignorant of these pitfalls.  On the one hand, one can be so wrapped up … Continue reading

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Book Review. T.S. Eliot And Ideology

T.S. Eliot And Ideology, by Kenneth Asher This book is a failure, but it is the sort of failure that is deeply instructive when a writer attempts to promote a pet agenda rather than to understand the subject he is … Continue reading

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On The Ubiquity Of Gatekeeping

Unlike many people, I do not find gatekeeping to be a bad thing [1].  Obviously many people disagree, although most people it seems engage in some sort of gatekeeping.  Whether someone is concerned about whether someone has the standing to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Insightful Reader

The Insightful Reader:  How To Learn Deeply & Attain Life-Changing Insights From Books, by I.C. Robledo [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The … Continue reading

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On The Limits Of Great Conversations

Several times it has been my good (or bad) fortune to read books that sought to capture the conversations that people had concerning other books.  As someone who has spent a substantial portion of my life reading about books, writing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essays (Francis Bacon)

Essays, by Francis Bacon As a frequent writer of essays I also enjoy reading the essays of others.  Indeed, this book and the approach that Francis Bacon takes in his essays is not so different from my own blogs.  Whether … Continue reading

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On The Folly Of Private Languages

The gulf between philosophers and the rest of humanity can be seen by the way that communication is a problem for philosophers and a solution for humanity in general.  For the philosopher, the platonic ideal of language must be expressed … Continue reading

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