From crazy atheists to equally crazy fundamentalists, many have proclaimed the Medieval period as “dark and superstitious.” They are either ignorant or evil (or, maybe both). This lecture, viewed through the lens of Romano Guardini’s thought on unity,… Read More
Still booking through western civilization–but on schedule, amazingly enough. Here is the first lecture on the Medieval period. Or, perhaps more accurately, why you should never call the Middle Ages, “dark.” Here’s hoping you agree.
This morning’s western heritage lecture–an examination of Christianity as the first serious religion (and philosophy) to promote the dignity of the human person regardless of the accidents of one’s birth. An astounding achievement, frankly. Here’s hoping you enjoy…. Read More
Getting back on schedule after a week of travel. . . Western Heritage lecture on St. John, Clement, and Tertullian. Enjoy!
Amazingly, already at lecture 15–the foundation and evolution of the Roman Republic.
Four great philosophies emerged from the Hellenistic world: hedonism, cynicism, Epicureanism, and Stoicism. The last two, especially, have shaped the entire course of western civilization.
If you’re looking for Lecture 12, my sincere apologies–I had a messup with the recorder. So, sadly, it only recorded about 3 seconds of the lecture. I’d post it, but it’s kind of a boring 3 seconds. Here’s… Read More
Lecture 10 of Western Heritage: Socrates on Ethics and Plato on Democracy.
Here’s one of my favorite topics–whether I do justice to it or not is another question–the origins of Greek philosophy. Fire, air, water, soil, cycles, repetition, the One, the Many . . .