Tag Archives: philosophy

Agora – A Catholic Book Review of Dan Brown ‘Origin’

Hello, good evening! I wanted to talk with you about this book. I just read it. Dan Brown, Origin. It was surprisingly thought-provoking. I actually enjoyed reading it. He does write page turners, that is for sure. I was touched by a few passages in there. I was reminded of an encyclical written by John… Read More »

The Seven Deadly Sins

Christianity has, traditionally, spoken a lot about sinners. In the fourth century, the Church identified ‘seven deadly sins’: failings of character that were to be particularly condemned and avoided by all righteous people. They were; Pride (being snobbish and boastful) Envy, Wrath (getting very angry), Gluttony (eating too much), Lust (wanting to sleep around), Sloth… Read More »

SOCIOLOGY – Émile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim is the philosopher who can best help us to understand why capitalism makes us richer and yet frequently more miserable. He was born in 1858 in the little french town of Épinale near the German border. Before he was forty, Durkheim was appointed to a powerful and prestigious position: as a professor at… Read More »

SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes of the Industrial Revolution. Cities were exploding in size. Vast companies were forming. A new… Read More »

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby In all times and places in our history, human beings have wondered, “Where did we come from? What’s our place in the world? What happens to us after we die?” Religions are systems of belief that have developed and evolved over time in response to these and other eternal… Read More »

Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

Thomas Aquinas was no dummy. Remember him? The Italian fella? Christian monk? Philosophical superstar of the 13th century? Aquinas thought morality was important for everyone, and that being a good person was a vital part of God’s plan for each of us. But he knew that not everyone had been exposed to the Bible, or… Read More »

What Is Justice?: Crash Course Philosophy #40

Justice is one of those things that people talk about all the time, without really being specific about what they mean. Activists talk about economic justice. Police and lawyers talk about criminal justice. Parents, teachers, and students talk about justice a lot, too, though they may never use that word. When there’s a fight on… Read More »

Faith and Reason | Catholic Central

KAI: You know, Libby, thanks to science and reason, we know there are about a billion trillion stars in the Universe. (owl hooting) LIBBY: And thanks to faith, we have a sense of awe and wonder at our place in all that. Even though we can only see like seven stars here in L.A. (traffic… Read More »