Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Walking the web
Bishop Athanasius Schneider is interviewed about the recent Synod on the Family. On the now notorious interim report: “This document will remain for the future generations and for the historians a black mark which has stained the honour of the Apostolic See.” (HT: Rorate Caeli and Fr. Z)
Meanwhile, as Rusty Reno and Rod Dreher report, other Catholics evidently prefer the Zeitgeist to the Heilige Geist.
Scientia Salon on everything you know about Aristotle that isn’t so. Choice line: “While [Bertrand] Russell castigates Aristotle for not counting his wives’ teeth, it does not appear to have occurred to Russell to verify his own statement by going to the bookshelf and reading what Aristotle actually wrote.”
At The New Republic, John Gray on the closed mind of Richard Dawkins.
Recently published: J. Budziszewski’s new Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Law. Details at his website (and while you’re there, check out his blog).
Stephen Read is interviewed at 3:AM Magazine on the subject of medieval logic.
In the Claremont Review of Books, Michael Uhlmann on Catholicism and economics.
Eleven years since the last Steely Dan album. Something Else! notes that a fine new album could be assembled just from outtakes from previous albums and other rarities. (“The Second Arrangement” and “The Steely Dan Show” are already classics in my book.)
Several new books of interest reviewed at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: Lloyd Gerson’s From Plato to Platonism; Andrea Lavazza and Howard Robinson’s anthology Contemporary Dualism: A Defense; and Michael Ferejohn’s Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought.
At Public Discourse, William Carroll discusses religion and evolution, and Francis Beckwith reviews Patrick Lee and Robert P. George’s new book on marriage.