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Red Letter Philosophy

May 26, 2023

St. Augustine’s wrote that “Amor meus, Pondus meum”; My love is my gravity.  Perhaps our search for what truth and reality is not only an intellectual search?  Perhaps the heart can have reasons of which reason knows nothing?  In this episode we take up these questions.

May 12, 2023

The essence of Motherhood: a metaphysical question.  Motherhood is surely many things, but if it is anything, it is also surely a kind of life, a life of prayer.  A mother is one who raises her mind and heart to God on behalf of her family, and that is something worth noting and celebrating.

May 5, 2023

Hume, contrary to popular belief, never intended to destroy belief in God.  He only meant to destroy a certain conception of belief, and belief in God.  In this episode we contemplate Hume’s criticism of, and argument for, belief in God.

Apr 21, 2023

The English philosopher and mathematician, W. K. Clifford, famously wrote that, “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”  Clifford’s approach to belief has come to dominate the way many intellectuals approach matters of belief, especially belief in God.  In...

Apr 7, 2023

In honor of Holy Week, this week’s episode is devoted to the mystery of faith.  In keeping with this season, we contemplate this mystery with a Modern philosopher, Blaise Pascal.  Enjoy.