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!
The Reality of Human Evil In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the reality of human evil and the cultural disregard for it. We cover:– The denial or diminishing of the reality or gravity of human evil– Erroneous Arguments– Catholic Responses– Flatly against scripture– Original sin– Concupiscence– The reality of bad men, sinners Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
The Destructive Effects of Modernism on 20th Century Catechesis In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss Modernism and Anthropocentrism in Catechesis throughout the 20th century. We cover:– The philosophical underpinnings of Modernism– The influence of Kant– What is Modernism?– Condemnation of certain positions in catechesis– Divine Revelation in Catechesis– The Theology of Revelation of Gabriel Moran– Moran’s further influence on catechetical methodolgy– Experiential Catechesis– A Faithful Catechesis Please subscribe to our podcast
Dominicans vs Franciscans: Universals and the Struggle for the Medieval Mind In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the idea of Universals and trace its development in Medieval thought. We cover:– Plato and the Idea of Universals– Universals and Particulars– Christians and universals– How do we access universals?– St. Thomas and knowledge– The Franciscan development– Ockham and Nominalism– “Social Constructs”– The Importance of Medieval Philosophy Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes