Suddenly I understand the Carrington Event.
In Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic political philosophy, the common good is a key concept. But, it often seems to us moderns like an impossibly gassy abstraction. Yesterday, I came across a nice summary of St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on the common good, which I think can help. See’s
One of the things that I love about Twitter is that if you are prudent about who you follow, you can find some of the most remarkable information about history, archaeology, literature, and other complex topics, often posted pseudonymously. Case in point, this thread on Lysistrata by Aristophanes Skinner Box.
The Post-Liberal Order: Big Mac Alasdair MacIntyre is a favored philosopher here at With Both Hands. I really enjoyed this account of MacIntyre’s talk “Human Dignity: A Puzzling and Possibly Dangerous Idea?“ I had always found dignity a bit vacuous of a concept, but I hadn’t realized just
Sanity by Neovictorian [Amazon link] is an esoteric and non-linear bit of applied psychology and self-cultivation. There is a story in here, an adventure story even, but it requires a bit of mental juggling to see. And that is very much not the main thrust of the book. It is
Unlike John J. Reilly, I do have a beef with Objectivists, and Rand in particular, but then again as a teenager I fell under their spell for a brief period, so it natural that I would. I have nothing against Objectivists, and Rand seemed to me a colorful public character,
Emperor Norton has written a follow-up on generating dense descriptions, and it is well worth the wait. I talked about thick descriptions in one of my posts on this subject, but Norton is here talking about dense descriptions, where every word is pregnant with meaning. Norton uses Robert E. Howard