The Principles of Political Wisdom, Part II In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the third principle or the primacy of the common good. We cover:– Review of first two principles– Man is naturally political– The political community is the ‘perfect’ community– The common good is a higher good than individual goods– The common good is not the multitude of individual goods– Common good is unique kind of good.– Primacy of the common good
The Principles of Political Wisdom In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss what the classics have to offer us with regards to political wisdom. We cover:– Political wisdom is not political science– Man is naturally political– Politics has a natural end, therefore it cannot change– Political community is “perfect”– Some errors in political thought Support the work of Catholic Studies Academy by donating – catholicstudiesacademy.com/donate-to-csa/ Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or
Changing World, Unchanging God In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss St. Thomas’ 2nd way of demonstrating God’s existence. We cover:– We live in a changing world– Secondary or intermediary causes– The Efficient Cause– Absurd positions against this way– Sequential order vs outside of order– Wholly other Cause Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
Classical Realism: A Clear Path to Truth In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on the Problem of Knowledge and discuss the topic of Classical Realism. We cover:– Overcoming errors to truth– Epistemology– Defining Classical Realism– Dialectic Refutation vs Proof– Truth exists– We can know the truth– We can trust our senses– First Principles Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
The Problem of Knowledge In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss issues surrounding the attainment of knowledge. we cover:– What is knowledge?– What is epistemology?– “How do you know that?”– Questions regarding “justification” of belief– Skepticism– Whether truth should be defined in terms of coherence rather than correspondence?– Whether knowledge should be defined by utility rather than truth? Donate to CSA and help us continue our work – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/donate-to-csa/ Please
Nature and Grace In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the classical distinction between nature and grace. We cover:– Modern challenges to the classical distinction– What is nature/natural– Isn’t everything from God?– The interaction of grace with nature– Real distinction– To Heal and Elevate– Potency and Act Click Here to support CSA – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/donate-to-csa/ Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!