Category Archives: Lent

Get ready for Nietzsche: the inescapable past, and the Catholic answer

In my class this morning, I gave my students a brief preview of Nietzsche’s writing, since he is the next philosopher we will be reading, and I thought I would share it here as well. I encourage you to read … Continue reading

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Sloth: nature and grace

One of the problems with teaching philosophy–that is to say, with teaching some of the best books ever written–is that one is always encountering previously unnoticed little insights, little “gems.” Why is that a problem? It is a problem because … Continue reading

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Children, the Supreme Gift of Marriage

One of the philosophy professors at The Catholic University of America is fond of surmising that the works of the late British philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe are sometimes difficult to understand because Anscombe had seven children, and they were probably constantly … Continue reading

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