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Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli and Dr. Smith are joined by our special guest, Joseph Grossheim, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas’ Thomistic Institute to discuss Conservatism in political philosophy. We cover:– A reaction to what?– Defining conservatism– Custom, Natural Law, Tradition– Liberalism and Tradition– Epistemological considerations– Have conservatives been successful?– Conservative problems with Progressives– Decentralization– Unity, Political Order, and the Common Good Get

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Episode 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong

Episode 92: Why Progressiveness is Wrong In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli and Dr. Smith are joined by our special guest, Joseph Grossheim, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas’ Thomistic Institute to discuss Progressivism in political philosophy. We cover:– The need for the study of political philosophy– Defining Progressivism– Progress toward what?– Maximize aggregate satisfaction vs common good– Progressivism vs Libertarian– Utilitarianism and Progressivism– “As equal as possible” Get a copy

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Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2

Episode 91: The Myth of Self, Part 2 Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on the false idea of “true self”. We cover: – Undefined consciousness – The “true self” vs the “false self” – Writings of Richard Rohr – Centering Prayer – Buddhist and Hindu influences – Correct way of understanding of the self   Richard Rohr’s Articles – https://cac.org/themes/true-self-separate-self/ Read a sample of Dr. Smith’s new book – https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/books/ The Myth of

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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 93: Conservatism: Advantages and Disadvantages

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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