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Friday January 16th 2015


‘Radical Academy: Root Principles & Common Sense’

Truth, Descriptive and Prescriptive

Truth, Descriptive and Prescriptive

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. A One cannot be both a liar and a skeptic (and, of course, it is preferable to be neither). The liar understands what truth is and even believes that some statements are true and some are false. The first element in lying consists in saying in words the opposite of what you think or believe is true. The [...]

The Principle of the Practical Effect

The Principle of the Practical Effect

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Pyrrho was a citizen of Elis in ancient Greece, born around 360 B.C. or so and, to the best of our knowledge, lived to be ninety years old. Pyrrho is important to the history of philosophy because he is considered to be the first great skeptical philosopher. Now it must be understood that Pyrrho was not just a "mere [...]

Thomas Aquinas: The World (Cosmology)

Thomas Aquinas: The World (Cosmology)

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THOMAS AQUINAS General Discussion from Classic Philosophers by Jonathan Dolhenty Ph.D. In determining or defining the relationship of God with the world, Aquinas departs not only from the doctrine of the Averroist Aristotelians, but also from the teaching of Aristotle himself. For Aristotle matter was uncreated and [...]

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

An Example of Applied Philosophy BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Applied philosophy involves the application of philosophical principles and concepts to the practical affairs of the human condition. Philosophers have written widely on such topics as science, law, politics, religion, history, and education. They have sought to have an influence [...]

The Human Equation in Dialectic

The Human Equation in Dialectic

MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In the Sophist, Plato separates the philosopher from the sophist, not by any distinction in method, but by the difference in the use each makes of the same technique. -- Mortimer Adler The psychological factors that are circumstantial to human participation in so intellectual an activity as argument may be [...]

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