Kierkegaard’s reaction seems to correspond not only to what is happening in the Danish church, but in the overall attitude symptomatic of Modern Philosophy and the Enlightenment. This period of history might be characterized as the era of the ‘fact’–the era where human reason stands over and at a distance from the objects it studies. … Continue reading Kierkegaard in the Age of Fact
The liberal view of the state is that law is a necessary evil. There are several assumptions built into this belief. a. Freedom is wholly subjective b. Our happiness is to be individual and self-determined c. the state itself is perhaps a necessary evil Hegel rejects each of these assumptions. Freedom is the outworking of … Continue reading Hegel’s Rejection of Liberalism: A Comment from a Class at HACS
In his Companion to a Higher English Grammar, a most delightful and erudite read by the way, Alexander Bain considers whether to define a noun by its meaning or its office, that is, by what objects a noun names or by what function a noun plays in a sentence. He first does admirable work unfolding the … Continue reading What is a Noun?
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified (1st Corinthians 2:2). At some point one must ask, “what is enough?” The reader, the classicist, the student or teacher is no less prone to covetousness and curiosity, to the idea that this set of books is necessary … Continue reading My Amazon Wish List of Fear and Shame
A Meditation on Palm Sunday and folly over at the Blog of the Emerging Scholars Network. Thanks for featuring my work again folks! Continue reading The Perfection of our Praise: Reclaiming our Inner Folly on Palm Sunday– A Post on the Emerging Scholars Blog
In the Phaedo, Socrates’ friends gather round him on his last day. He is about to drink hemlock, but they wish to be reassured once again that the soul does indeed live on. They are full of fear that in death the soul meets its end. What would such a proof look like? How can one demonstrate the immortality … Continue reading Experimental Hope
freely adapted from a class in Moral Philosophy at New College Franklin