Saturday, December 19, 2015
End-of-semester grading, Christmas shopping, and the like leave little time for substantive blogging. So for the moment I’ll leave the writing to others:
Times Higher Education on the lunatic asylum that is Jerry Coyne’s combox.
Crisis on campus? The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University speaks truth to pampered privilege: “This is not a day care. This is a university.”
At Public Discourse: Samuel Gregg on David Bentley Hart and capitalism; and Jeremy Neill argues that the sexual revolution will not last forever.
Traditional logic versus modern logic: What’s the difference? Martin Cothran explains. (Also, an older post by Cothran on the same subject.)
Spiked interviews Roger Scruton about politics, marriage and Islam.
The millennials are lost to liberalism, right? “Not so fast” say Don Devine at The American Conservative and Jamelle Bouie at Slate.
“A master without a masterpiece”: Woody Allen, according to Stefan Kanfer at City Journal.
After the Synod, what will Pope Francis decide? At the Catholic Herald, Fr. Raymond de Souza recommends that we listen to what the pope’s friends are saying. At First Things, Ross Douthat describes the crisis of conservative Catholicism.
Thomas Pink and Martin Rhonheimer debate religious liberty and how to interpret Vatican II’s Dignitatis Humanae.
A Q&A with Candace Vogler on virtue, happiness and the meaning of life.
The National Catholic Register’s Edward Pentin asks: How Islamic are Islamic terrorists?
At the Boston Globe, Niall Ferguson compares the attack on Paris and the sack of Rome.
Stephen L. Brock’s The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas: A Sketch has recently been published.
Catholic philosopher Dennis Bonnette on Adam and Eve and modern biology.
“Nice ‘n’ Sleazy”: Terry Teachout on Frank Sinatra, at Commentary.
New books reviewed at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: Nicholas Jolley’s Locke's Touchy Subjects: Materialism and Immortality; David Svoboda’s Aquinas on One and Many; and Hanoch Ben-Yami’s Descartes' Philosophical Revolution: A Reassessment.
Philosophers and frequent co-authors Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum on how to write collaboratively.