Dec 23, 2021
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Edward Feser’s Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction.
The duo picks up where they left off last week, exploring Feser's arguments against scientism and the issues that arise when the scientific method implies moral truths or the limits of reality. Karl says, "It...
Dec 16, 2021
Scott and Karl explore Edward Feser's Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction.
Published in 2014, Professor Feser provides an overview of scholastic metaphysics in the tradition of Thomas Aquinas, relying heavily on an appeal to reason.
Scott says, "The scholastics are the best at steel manning. They will...
Dec 9, 2021
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Lysander Spooner's 1870 essay No Treason No. 6: "The Constitution of No Authority."
While the duo believes Spooner is metaphysically wrong about the nature of government, this essay will leave you with a lasting impression. Karl asks, "How can you compel someone to stay in an...
Dec 2, 2021
This week, Scott and Karl read Lysander Spooner's 1870 essay No Treason No. 6: "The Constitution of No Authority."
Spooner was an American anarchist, abolitionist, and legal theorist of the nineteenth century. He is known for competing with the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company, later forced out of...
Nov 11, 2021
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Martin Heidegger's ten-page lecture "What is Metaphysics?".
A friend of the void, Heidegger's writing style isn’t for everyone.
Karl points out, “Part of the problem with any of these early 20th-century continental philosophers is that you can get seduced by them. Every now...