Authentic Truth In this episode, we discuss authentic truth and the philosophical implications of truth lying in reality. We talk about:– The dictatorship of relativism– Feelings and Reality– Like beauty, truth lies in reality– Relativism’s view of truth– Unicorns, Badgers, and the Mind– The world is organized and knowable– The alternative to truth is illusion Take Every Thought Captive – 2 Cor 10:4-5“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On
Authentic Beauty In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith talk about what makes up authentic beauty. We discuss:– Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?– St. Thomas on Beauty– Beauty and Goodness– Beauty, Form, and Reality– St. Thomas’ 3 characteristics of beauty– Beauty and Truth– Beauty without Truth and Goodness– The intellect and beauty Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
What is Easter Joy? In this episode, Jason, Dr. Bulzacchelli, and Dr. Smith talk about the meaning of Easter Joy. We discuss:– Is Easter joy sentimentalism?– The Eschataological Lens of the Christian– The Kingdom of God and wrong ways to think about it– Easter brings order– Metaphysical considerations– Matter and spirit– How to live this practically Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
What Technology Has Done To Us In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss technology and several different aspects of how it affects us. we discuss:– “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” ― Marshall McLuhan, Author of “The Medium is the Message”– The issue of immediacy– Constant stimulation– Communication and Technology– Vanity and Envy– Duplicity of Persons– Disembodied character of technology– St. Joseph the Worker Mentioned
The Cross and The Resurrection In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the topics of the cross and the Resurrection within the Catholic intellectual tradition. We discuss:– Why the cross?– St. Thomas on Satisfaction– St. Anselm’s Theory of Satisfaction– Mercy and Justice– Penal Substitution Theory– The Resurrection – The importance of the Ascension– Keeping up your prayer and study habits during Easter Season Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play
Modern Man and Reality: The Transcendent God and Self Absorbed Man In this episode, Dr. Benjamin Smith and Jason discuss a paper presented by Jason at the 8th Annual Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization at Benedictine College in Kansas. We discuss:– Cardinal Ratzinger’s “eclipse of the sense of God”– Technology and the Human Person– Social Media– The subjectification of reality– The need for Metaphysical Realism– Realism and the nature of things– Realism and Contemplation–