A Healthy Mind in 2019 In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the importance of intellectual development and fitting this into your New Year’s resolutions. We discuss: – Physical Health and Intellectual Health– Practical Suggestions on setting up a development plan– The need for philosophy and theology– Intellectual Dieting– Philosophical reading suggestions– The need for silence Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
Discernment Dos And Don’ts – Fr. George Elliott In this episode, Jason interviews Fr. George Elliott, a priest of the Diocese of Tyler who recently published a book entitled, Discernment Dos and Don’ts: A Practical Guide to Vocational Discernment. We discuss:– What is a vocation– The importance to discern properly– Holiness as a vocation for all– God’s Timing vs our timing– Objectively vs Subjectively Better Vocations– A Tour of Fr. Elliott’s book Find at TAN
The Relevance of Ancient Philosophy In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the relevance of ancient philosophy, one of the new courses available at catholicstudiesacademy.com. We discuss: – What is ancient philosophy– The context of the rise of philosophy– Ancient relativism– Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle– The Sophists and the importance of reality– The Stoics– Plato’s Theory of the Forms– Philosophy as a way of life– The modern relevance of ancient philosophy
A Catholic View of Economics In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss some principles of Catholic economics. In particular, we look at communism and capitalism from an American perspective. We cover: – Communism – Right to Private Property and its limitations – Capitalism – Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum – Rights of workers – Rights of employers – Just wage – The need for virtue in economics Please subscribe to our podcast on
Critiquing Modern Approaches to Education: Aristotle on Education In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the crisis in education while reexamining the classical approach to education. We discuss: – Aristotle’s view and goal of education – Habits and Virtues – Order – The importance of intellectual virtues – The Quadrivium – The Trivium and logic – The importance of logic in thinking clearly – The virtuous logician – Examining modern approaches to education
Justice, Part 2: Commutative Justice and Capital Punishment In this second episode on justice, Jason and Dr. Smith finish discussing the distinctions of justice as laid out by St. Thomas and the topic of capital punishment. We discuss: – Brief definition and overview of previous episode on the first two distinctions in justice – What is commutative justice (part-part) – Equal Exchange – Natural and Acquired rights – Acts opposed to commutative justice – Just