WHAT’S WRONG WITH OCKHAM? Reassessing the Role of Nominalism in the Dissolution of the West

WHAT’S WRONG WITH OCKHAM? Reassessing the Role of Nominalism in the Dissolution of the West[1]

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Pluralism and the Pragmatic Liberal Tradition

In the post-Rawlsian era, contemporary liberals have struggled to articulate a philosophical justification for democracy that will at once extricate them from Richard Rorty’s denial of any cognitive...

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The Roots of Political Community: Thumos and Tradition in Ancient Greek Thought

It has long been a tradition for political theorists to teach Plato’s Republic at some point or another in their career. When discussing the three parts of the soul that Socrates refers to in that...

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The Paradoxes of the Body in Everyman, Nemesis, and The Humbling

In a period of less than five years, Philip Roth has published four short novels in rapid succession: Everyman (2006), Indignation (2008), The Humbling (2009), and Nemesis (2010).[1]

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‘Can the Future Be Perfect?’ A Review of Steven Johnson’s Future Perfect

Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age By Steven Johnson Riverhead Books, 2012, 229pp.

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Commentaries on the Work of Eric Voegelin

The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction by Ellis Sandoz (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981; Second Edition, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2000). Eric...

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A Violent Recovery: Allen Tate and the Religious Foundations of Community

Allen Tate's contribution to I'll Take My Stand poses a challenge. He concludes his "Remarks on Southern Religion" by stating that the way the Southerner can "take hold of his tradition" is by...

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An Introduction to Evelyn Waugh’s Helena

Although Evelyn Waugh was a Catholic, Helena (1950), his novel about St. Helen, mother of Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, appears at first an anomaly in his career.

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The Concept of Gnosticism and the Analysis of Spiritual Disorder

This article attempts to establish a rather simple point: Although Eric Voegelin's analysis of spiritual disorder or "Gnosticism" stands as one of the greatest accomplishments of 20th century...

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