Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fides and Self

I read Pope Francis’ encyclical Lumen Fidei for a class. Well, the rough draft was mostly authored by Benedict XVI (the name-dropping of Wittgenstein, Nietzsche and Buber are certainly signs of his academic style), completing his series on the three … Continue reading

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Obligatory Pope Francis post

So – Pope Francis, in a rather long interview with America Magazine, happened to mention a few hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion, contraception and the like. Naturally, those few moments are all the mainstream media cares about. You know, for … Continue reading

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Everyone yelling at each other

Last time I talked about how the willingness to point out complications or problems about things can be taken as a sort of betrayal. Recently Rod Dreher made a similar point in reference to an article by Wesley Hill on … Continue reading

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What’s up with philosophy departments?

So some time ago the philosopher Colin McGinn resigned after complaints of sexual harassment were made by one of his female grad students. This has sparked an amount of buzz over the status of women in philosophy – notably a … Continue reading

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I’m still around

The past month of my life has been a bit busy. Or, more precisely, exhausting enough that I’ve felt rather unmotivated during my free time. Now that I’m back in school and no longer working full-time, I’m on a schedule … Continue reading

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