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Countering the Philosophical Skepticism of Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin

In an April 30, 2018, New York Times Opinion page article, “Philosophy Prepared Me for a Career in Finance and Government,” former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin singled out his undergraduate Harvard University Professor Raphael Demos for special praise, … Continue reading

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A Diagram of the Trinity

Today my eyes fell on a diagram, the Scutum Fidei or “Shield of Faith,” the purpose of which is to set forth the relationships which classical Christianity believes to exist between and among the three persons of the Trinity, God … Continue reading

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Bringing in Edward Feser’s Five Proofs of the Existence of God

Edward Feser’s Five Proofs of the Existence of God* (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) has been out for a few weeks now, though I received my copy, ordered in June, just a few days ago. The book commands serious reading … Continue reading

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The Maverick Philosopher’s Maverick on Liberals and the Race Card

(This post is not one of the series of posts constituting the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative introduced in “Announcing the After Aristotle Introduction to Philosophy Initiative.”) As I have noted in previous posts, such as the “ The Maverick and the Philosopher,” … Continue reading

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Ben Carson’s Argument against Muslim Presidential Eligibility

On the September 20, 2015, Sunday morning television news program, Meet the Press,* moderator Chuck Todd asked Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, “Should a president’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?” Carson replied: “Well, I guess it depends … Continue reading

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