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
What is Justice? – Part 1 In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss justice primarily in terms of politics and ethics. We cover: – Defining justice – The division of relationships within justice – Political justice (part-whole) – Service to the common good – Obedience to legitimate authority – Distributive justice (whole-part) – Genuine need and merit Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
The Primacy of Adult Faith Formation In this episode, Jason talks to Joan Watson, Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Diocese of Nashville, on the topic of Adult Faith Formation (AFF). In this episode, we discuss: – The primacy of adult faith formation in the Church’s understanding of ministry – The goal of AFF – Formation for mission – The principle of subsidiarity in faith formation – How parishes can get started – Gradualness
Philosophical and Theological Themes in Tolkien In this episode, Dr. Smith and John Carswell discuss the philosophical and theological themes of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and related writings. Mr. Carswell is the creator and host of The Tolkien Road, a weekly podcast on the writings of Tolkien. The podcasts and John’s other writings can be found at truemyths.org. John is an expert on the writings of Tolkien and graduated from Belmont
Who is Post-Modern Man? In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the idea and defining characteristics of post-modern man. We discuss: – historical placement of modern and post-modern man – the idea that society structures everything – social constructions – reality as interpretation – metanarratives – how post-modern man views the human person – how post modern man views the world – points of contact for the Christian and post-modern man Please subscribe