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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 a sample of Dr. Smith’s new book – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/books/ The Myth of Self articles – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/the-myth-of-self-3/ Podcast on Kant – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/episode-69-understand-the-modern-mind/ Purchase Dr. Smith’s NEW book on Political Philosophy – www.amazon.com/Understanding-Mod…Caps%2C656&sr=8-3 Catholic Studies Academy ·

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Episode 89: Divine Providence and the Patience of Martyrs

Episode 89: Divine Providence and the Patience of Martyrs

Episode 89: Divine Providence and the Patience of Martyrs In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the topic of divine providence in relation to difficult and uncertain times. We cover:– God as First Cause– Summa Prima Pars, Question 22– God in history– The Patience of the Martyrs– Eschatological Reality– Providence gives us duties Read Summa Prima Pars, Question 22 – www.newadvent.org/summa/1022.htm Purchase Dr. Smith’s NEW book on Political Philosophy – www.amazon.com/Understanding-Mod…Caps%2C656&sr=8-3 Catholic Studies Academy · Divine

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Episode 88 – Modern Political Ideas in the Light of Christian Faith and Right Reason

Episode 88 – Modern Political Ideas in the Light of Christian Faith and Right Reason

Episode 88 – Modern Political Ideas in the Light of Christian Faith and Right Reason In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli, Dr. Smith and special guest, Dcn. Bob Gorman, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, discuss Dr. Smith’s new book, Understanding Modern Political Ideas: A Guidebook for Christians and Other Patriots. In this episode we cover:   – Post Modernism and Nature – Reason and Tradition – The Common Good and the Individual Good – Flourishing, Happiness,

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Episode 88 – Modern Political Ideas in the Light of Christian Faith and Right Reason

Episode 87: Understanding Modern Political Ideas

Episode 87: Understanding Modern Political Ideas We discuss Dr. Smith’s new book! In Understanding Modern Political Ideas, Dr. Benjamin Smith defines and critically evaluates the major political ideologies of the modern period in the light of classical political thought. Drawing on the insights of Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, Plato, and others, Smith highlights the failures and shortcomings of modern political thought, including the pretensions and fallacies of progressivism, Marxism, and neo-Marxism. In contrast to these ideologies,

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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 Person to Social Relationship– The role of work– Subordination of everything to politics – Political Correctness Catholic Studies Academy · Marxism And The Human Person: A Critical Assessment     Please subscribe

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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 the Proletariat Catholic Studies Academy · Marxism, Culture, And Capitalism     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!