I have read a lot of vague arguments that claim to shoot down scientistic attacks upon Christianity. I have read a smaller number of very good arguments of that sort. From a certain viewpoint, those arguments — good or vague — are beside the point. We can divide human knowledge in various basic ways, and … [Read more…]
There are actually three crises which concern me: The attacks upon Christianity as being the cause of the decay of the Roman Empire — which Gibbon and some other modern scholars revived. I believe these attacks in their original form peaked sometime before the theological career of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, … [Read more…]
I discovered an interesting article on the Internet, Praxeology, War, Democracy, and the State by Roderick T. Long of Auburn University. See Roderick T. Long’s Home Page or Wikipedia article on praxeology for a definition of ‘praxeology’. If you can’t read a DOC formatted file, do a google search and you’ll be offered an html … [Read more…]
The claim in the title of this entry is currently a vague idea, one based on a recent reading of Time and Free Will and a currently ongoing reading of Creative Evolution — I’m about halfway through. A little intellectual history: Etienne Gilson studied under Henri Bergson. At some point, perhaps after finishing his studies … [Read more…]
I’ve published a short, spiritual book about achieving peace in a restless world. See Synopsis for The Peace of Christ for information or go directly to the publisher’s order page, The Peace of Christ. The book should appear on major internet bookseller sites before long.
[Adaptive Thinking: Rationality in the Real World, Gerd Gigerenzer, Oxford University Press, 2000] In the introduction to Part IV, Professor Gigerenzer tells us: The “discovery” of cognitive illusions was not the first assault on human rationality. Sigmund Freud’s attack is probably the best known: According to him, the unconscious wishes and desires of the human … [Read more…]