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Art, Education, and Perfection

Art, Education, and Perfection

Often those of us who have benefited from a classical education bemoan the decline of the liberal arts in education, but fail to provide a clear rational for its value. Worse still, sometimes we seek to justify the liberal arts in pragmatic, capitalist, or utilitarian...

Episode 62: The Virtuous Soldier

Episode 62: The Virtuous Soldier

The Virtuous Soldier In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the idea of virtue and the soldier. We cover:- An application of the primacy of the common good- What is a soldier- Is it good to be a soldier- Combat and lethal force- The virtues of a soldier-...

Episode 60: The Principles of Political Wisdom

Episode 60: The Principles of Political Wisdom

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...

Episode 59: Changing World, Unchanging God

Episode 59: Changing World, Unchanging God

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-...

Episode 057 – The Problem of Knowledge

Episode 057 – The Problem of Knowledge

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...

Episode 056 – Nature and Grace

Episode 056 – Nature and Grace

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...

Episode 055 – The Reality of Human Evil

Episode 055 – The Reality of Human Evil

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...

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