Category: Philosophy

City of Man, Episode 45: Cheek on Calhoun

Download or Stream this Episode In today’s episode, Coyle interviews H. Lee Cheek, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at East Georgia State College. Cheek is a scholar of the life and thought of John C. Calhoun. Coyle and Dr. Cheek discuss Calhoun’s work, the Disquisition on Government, which offers a vociferous…

Christian Humanist Profiles 116: The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing

Augustine called the Sermon on the Mount “a perfect standard of the Christian life.” John Calvin said it “collect[ed] into one place the leading points of the doctrine of Christ, which related to a devout and holy life.” Yet, for many Christians, the Sermon on the Mount is as perplexing as it is inspiring, giving…

Christian Humanist Profiles 114: The Church, Authority, and Foucault

Download or Stream this Episode Those who recognize the name Michel Foucault might think of him as the strange heir to the legacies of Marx and Nietzsche, a thinker who preferred the idiosyncratic genealogy to the grand systematic history and a writer whose narration of power-relations in realms as diverse as the prison, the home,…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 9: Transcendental Doctrine of Method

Series Index Criique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (Hackett edition) Here we are, at the last post of this Kantian read-through.  Our hope is that, if you do set out to read through Critique of Pure Reason some day, or if you know someone who does, you can refer that person to our blog…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 8: The Ideal of Pure Reason

Series Index Criique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (Hackett edition) Yes, I know.  We’ve now spilled over into the third year of this read-through, and it’s not early in 2017 any more.  Hey, at least some things remained continuous over these last six months, right? No?  Fair enough. At any rate, I’ll offer the…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 207.01: The Possibility of Christian Ethics at a California Coffee Shop

Download this Episode This is another episode from Theology Beer Camp, hosted by Homebrewed Christianity and The Hatchery.  In this one, Nathan Gilmour from The Christian Humanist chats with Todd Littleton from Patheological, Eric Hall, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Carroll College, and (briefly) Jeffrey Carter, Christian Humanist superfan, in the Catalina Coffee…

Christian Humanist Profiles 96: The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche

Download this Episode At the end of his writing career, Friedrich Nietzsche writes one of the great lines of philosophical autobiography: “I am no man; I am dynamite.” But how does dynamite come to be dynamite? Does the explosion come from something in his genetic code? His family background? The circumstances of his historical moment?…

Christian Humanist Profiles 88: Commonwealth and Covenant

Download or Stream this Episode Consider, friends, the final days of Socrates as Plato relates them in the Crito.  He refuses to flee Athens precisely because any protest he could articulate would happen in the language of Athenian law, and he can only name the injustice against him because Athens herself gave him the vocabulary.…

Christian Humanist Profiles 87: Kierkegaard: A Single Life

Søren Kierkegaard’s enduring popularity might be due as much to his unconventional and fascinating life as to his writing. Most of our listeners are, I’m sure, familiar with its central event, Kierkegaard’s broken engagement to Regine Olsen, echoes of which recur throughout his philosophy, but many of us have trouble contextualizing that engagement with the…

Blogging through Critique of Pure Reason part 7: Cosmology and its Antinomies

Series Index Criique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (Hackett edition) At this point it might take us longer to write these blog posts than it took Kant to write the Critique. So it goes. If it’s been a while since you read the last post (which is to say, if you’re reading these posts…