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More from Metamorphoses

My original post on the Metamorphoses was quite some time ago. I have in the past few weeks been working on another passage from this work with my high school students. One thing which I have observed in this current run has … Continue reading

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In February 2013, Steven Poole reviewed Professor Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos, a book whose subtitle Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False more clearly indicates the rationale for its great and vociferous criticism by the … Continue reading

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Friendzoning and the Great Heresy of Catholic Dating Culture

The friendzone…so terrible a thing and so easily entered. I am sure that many have seen the countless memes made by bemoaning their fate as friendzoned men. Let me assure you; the friendzone is a terrible thing. However, one common … Continue reading

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What does perfect mean?

Perfect…we use this word incredibly often, yet do we really know what it means? Of course, in modern parlance it means “flawless,” reference to any dictionary will prove this. More importantly, when one says that something is perfect, it is … Continue reading

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The Confessions

The Confessions of St. Aurelius Augustine In thirteen books Book I I. 1 You are great, O Lord, and greatly praiseworthy: great is Your strength and Your wisdom is beyond numeration. Man wishes to praise You, a part of Your … Continue reading

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Selections from the Metamorphoses of Ovid

Book I Prologue My mind intends to speak of forms changed into new bodies. O gods, inspire the work which I begin—for you changed yourselves and those things— And establish my poem perpetual From the first source of the world … Continue reading

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How do I know that I know?

The eponymous character of the Meno introduces the Debater’s Argument after suffering various setbacks in the pursuit of virtue.  As a solution to this apparent paradox, Plato offers the theory of recollection.  Plato did not introduce the Debater’s Argument to … Continue reading

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Biblical Monarchy

Those who consider pure democracy to be the best form of government are often encouraged by I Samuel 8, wherein the Israelites ask for a king, and God says: “Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they … Continue reading

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The Latest Catholic Fashion Trend: Discernment

To discern about discernment is rather stupid, so don’t do it. The Latest Catholic Fashion Trend: Discernment.

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What is a Ruler?

In the first book of The Republic, Thrasymachus and Socrates discuss that the nature of justice. As a part of this discussion, Thrasymachus declares that justice is the advantage of the stronger. A good law is therefore one which helps the … Continue reading

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