The Ale-Drinker’s Answer to Hegel: Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man

One of the books I'm teaching this semester is a title that, over the years, I've found indispensable for my sanity, such as it is: G. K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man. If you don't know the book, stop reading now. Click over and order your copy. Go ahead, I can wait . . .   [...]

Bridge Walkers

Since the bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, the world has become bridge-conscious. In natural law class this semester, I said to the students: "What is the 'natural law of bridges?'" I was thinking of J. M. Bochenski's chapter on "law" in his Philosophy: An Introduction. Bochenski shows that a relation exists between the mind and the [...]

Truth and Apologetics

Subjectivism, deconstructionism, postmodernism, multiculturalism—there is a blight on scholarly research today, cast by the epistemic “isms.” No field is safe. Even in physics, the “isms” are attempting to spin every idea as nothing more than one person's opinion or the accidental product of historical evolution. Physicist Alan Sobel exposed this effort when he sent a [...]