The Rationalist Argument for the Existence of God

The fifth argument presented by Edward Feser in his book, Five Proofs, is the rationalist argument. This argument utilizes the principle of sufficient reason, which is usually identified with the rationalist thinker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the greatest of the modern philosophers. Before highlighting the argument as it is laid out in Five Proofs, there is … Continue reading The Rationalist Argument for the Existence of God

The Thomistic Argument for the Existence of God

I have been highlighting the arguments for the existence of God as presented by Edward Feser in his work, Five Proofs. Thus far, the Aristotelian argument, the Neoplatonic argument, and the Augustinian argument have all been covered. This brings us to the fourth argument presented in the book, which is the Thomistic argument for the … Continue reading The Thomistic Argument for the Existence of God

Introducing the Society of Saint Thomas Becket

- Introducing the Society of Saint Thomas Becket - The Society of Saint Thomas Becket is for those men with hearts on fire for logos, who are committed to following logos no matter where it leads, and who are by the grace of God prepared to shoulder their cross and follow the Incarnate Logos Jesus … Continue reading Introducing the Society of Saint Thomas Becket

Wolfgang Smith’s Pioneering Essay: From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

Wolfgang Smith's application of Thomistic ontology to quantum reality is found in his work titled, The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key. An essay titled From Schrodinger's Cat to Thomistic Ontology summarizing the above work can be found in Smith's collection of essays titled, Ancient Wisdom and Modern Misconceptions. The 'Schrodinger' essay is now available … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith’s Pioneering Essay: From Schrodinger’s Cat to Thomistic Ontology

The Rise of Marxist Education in America: A Book Review of Takedown by Paul Kengor

In his latest work, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, Paul Kengor argues that twenty-first century Americans, with their unprecedented decision to redefine marriage, have unwittingly given to leftist radicals a kind of superweapon with which to finally dispatch their longtime mortal enemies, the family and the Church. The … Continue reading The Rise of Marxist Education in America: A Book Review of Takedown by Paul Kengor

The Plague of Postmodernism: Further Examination

There is little doubt that we are living in a postmodern era. However, defining what “postmodernism” amounts to is much more difficult than a head-nod in simplistic recognition of its cultural influence. Despite the evasive task of defining a movement such as postmodernism and the relevant impact it has had on our culture, it is … Continue reading The Plague of Postmodernism: Further Examination

The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

IV. The Development to Naturalism Today, over a century since the death of Immanuel Kant, both religion and philosophy still reel crazily under the impact of his thought. What is at root the same disease afflicts both of them. It manifests itself in religion as the perversion of dogma, and goes by the name modernism. … Continue reading The Philosophical Development to Naturalism

The Philos-Sophia Initiative

Western Civilization has inherited a historical narrative that promised mankind a world of unyielding prosperity, freedom, and peace. The primary means to achieve this lofty goal was through the scientific method applied to the intricate investigation of nature. At first glance it would seem as though this scientific missionary activity has been wildly successful. The … Continue reading The Philos-Sophia Initiative

The Kingdom of God Must Be Defended Like Any Other Kingdom

The Socratic Catholic blog has not spent much time addressing the internal politics of the Catholic Church and the Vatican. There are a number of reasons for not covering this kind of material, most of which is the fact that there are already a variety of traditionalist Catholic web pages and periodicals doing exactly this … Continue reading The Kingdom of God Must Be Defended Like Any Other Kingdom