New Search Bar

December 29, 2017 Walter Montgomery 3

In response to reader requests that we add a search bar so that old posts are easier to find, we have added one at the bottom right-hand corner. You can either type in a word, such as ‘feminism’, and all our posts on that topic will come up, or you can click on the “Category Search” button and search a particular author’s posts.

What We Can Learn from the Nativity Story

December 25, 2017 Catholic Hulk 3

Merry Christmas! It’s a joyous time: Christmas is that time of year and day that we celebrate the coming of our Lord for the ultimate purpose of the Atonement. It’s also a time for family, because amongst everything else, the nativity story is also about a family. From a Catholic perspective, we might say it’s a story about the family. From and through Mary, we are given an exemplar of femininity perfected in motherhood. Hence, [Continue reading]

What is natural law?

December 23, 2017 Catholic Hulk 4

Natural law theories have a long history with many different variants and scopes; thus, I couldn’t speak about them all in a blogpost. Instead, I will offer a provisional understanding of a natural theory as it is applied to the moral realm. Readers should understand that what I say here is not exhaustive, nor do I attempt to offer reasons to accept a natural law theory as true. My intent here is just to offer [Continue reading]

The Politicization of Job Advertisements in Philosophy

December 14, 2017 Bob le flambeur 17

It has been noted that job advertisements in philosophy are increasingly moving away from core areas such as metaphysics and epistemology. For example, Prof. Marcus Arvan, of the University of Tampa, counted the number of times an area is mentioned as a desired area of specialization (AOS) in PhilJobs job advertisements in the period from August 1, 2016 to May 31st, 2017. For entry-level, tenure-track positions, he came up with the following numbers: Area Mentions [Continue reading]

Basket of Deplorable Links

December 11, 2017 AR-15 1

Catholic philosophers argue about whether the death penalty is intrinsically wrong. Modern day corporate culture squashes free speech, and government helped encourage this culture. Don’t know what to think about the Net Neutrality issue? Here’s everything you need to know on why it’s a terrible idea. More justification for skepticism about the catastrophic effects of “climate change”. You probably already knew this, because readers of our blog tend to be smart, but in case you [Continue reading]

In Defence of Philosopher Tully Borland

December 7, 2017 Catholic Hulk 12

Philosopher Tully Borland wrote an article arguing that Alabama citizens should still vote for Moore even if the allegations against him were mostly true. It’s a provocative argument, but it is still sensible and arguable. It’s worth the read. It is therefore surprising that this argument led to venomous abuse and slander toward Borland, with some writers accusing him of defending pedophilia and the molestation of children. These charges are not just false, but also [Continue reading]