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Red Letter Philosophy

Jan 29, 2021

In episodes 8 & 9, we looked at what the nature of beauty says about us (philosophical anthropology), and what the nature of beauty says about the world (something moves behind the scenes). In this episode we encounter the greatest philosopher of all time, Socrates, as we seek the true nature of beauty.

Jan 16, 2021

In our last episode we laid out the thesis that we need beautiful things, even more than we need things with a use. In this episode we see that the light of beauty illuminates more than he whom it shines upon. Beauty not only strengthen us against the world, the flesh, and the devil, but can transform us; allowing us to...

Jan 2, 2021

The demon Screwtape, in C. S. Lewis’s book The Screwtape Letters, says, "Music and silence—how I detest them both!” In this episode we look at how the Christmas season stands for those things the demons hate, namely, silence and music. It's the music of Christmas, the logic of Christmas, the Logos, that the...