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Episode 95: St. Robert Bellarmine and Communion

Episode 95: St. Robert Bellarmine and Communion

Episode 95: St. Robert Bellarmine and Communion In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the issue of communion in the Catholic Church. We cover:- The origins of division- The need for communion- St. Robert Bellarmine's 3 Aspects of Communion - "Extra...

Episode 94: Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021

Episode 94: Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021

Episode 94: Getting Your Mind Straight in 2021 In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss some dispositions we should have going into 2021 and what Catholic wisdom and classical philosophy can offer us. We cover:- State of Affairs- Clarity- Ultimate End- Well...

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli and Dr. Smith are joined by our special guest, Joseph Grossheim, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas’ Thomistic Institute to discuss Progressivism in political...

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2 Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on the false idea of "true self". We cover: - Undefined consciousness - The "true self" vs the "false self" - Writings of Richard Rohr - Centering Prayer - Buddhist and Hindu influences...

Episode 90: The Myth of Self

Episode 90: The Myth of Self

Episode 90: The Myth of Self In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the erroneous and modern idea of "self." We cover:- The pervasiveness of "self"- Philosophical foundations- Descartes and Kant- Undefined consciousness- Arguments against the idea of "self" Read...

Episode 86: Marxism and the Human Person

Episode 86: Marxism and the Human Person

Episode 86: Marxism and the Human Person In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith finish their series on Marxism. We cover:- Marx's view of the fulfillment of history- The evolution of conscience- Three critiques of Marxism - Flawed Anthropology- Reduction of the Human...

Episode 85: Marxism, Culture, And Capitalism

Episode 85: Marxism, Culture, And Capitalism

Episode 85: Marxism, Culture, And Capitalism In this episode, Jason an Dr. Smith continue their discussion on Marxism. We cover:- Review of Hegel's view history- Marx and culture- The dialectic- Capitalism as a necessary stage- Marx's critique of capitalism- Revolt of...

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