PHL 260 3 B Lecture on “Without Roots” by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger

PHL 260 3 B Lecture on “Without Roots” by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger

  This is lecture 3 part 2 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University. In this lecture I discuss the book Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity and Islam (Basic books, 2007) by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger. Pera is not a Christian, and Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is. They wrote a book together because they have some common […]

Ethical Issues 3 A: relativism/objectivity and motives

Ethical Issues 3 A: relativism/objectivity and motives

This is part 1 of Lecture 3 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues Spring 2016. In this part I cover: a) a deepening of the critique of relativism by clearing up a common misunderstanding, namely, that people confuse lacking the inner resources to grasp some subject-independent reality with relativism. Then, following the work of Josef Seifert (and expanding on it in […]

The Catholic Church and Capitalism

The Catholic Church and Capitalism

Via the Social Encyclicals, The Vocation of the Business Leader, and an article by Joseph Ratzinger titled, “The Church and the Economy”, I attempt historically, philosophically and theologically to locate the position of the Catholic Church towards Capitalism and to express the underlying principles enunciated by the Church on the basis of which lay people participating in the free market […]

St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Times, Conversion and Charism

St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Times, Conversion and Charism

St. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved Saints of all time, is known for his deep love of Christ crucified – receiving even the physical stigmata – his love of the poor and of poverty itself, and his profound relationship with all of God’s creation in nature. He is also the founder of one of the Church’s greatest […]

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Lenten Coffee Talk

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PHL 260 3 B Lecture on “Without Roots” by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger
by / on February 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 3 B Lecture on “Without Roots” by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger

  This is lecture 3 part 2 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University. In this lecture I discuss the book Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity and Islam (Basic books, 2007) by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger. Pera is not a Christian, and Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is. They wrote a book together because they have some common […]

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Ethical Issues 3 A: relativism/objectivity and motives
by / on February 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 3 A: relativism/objectivity and motives

This is part 1 of Lecture 3 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues Spring 2016. In this part I cover: a) a deepening of the critique of relativism by clearing up a common misunderstanding, namely, that people confuse lacking the inner resources to grasp some subject-independent reality with relativism. Then, following the work of Josef Seifert (and expanding on it in […]

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Ethical Issues 2 B
by / on January 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm / in Audio

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by / on January 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 2 A: Foundational Metaphysical Distinctions

This is the first half of class 2 of Ethical Issues, Spring 2016 at Salve Regina University. In this half of the lecture I explain a series of distinctions within being for the purpose of preparing the way for more meaningful discussion of the ethical issues we will discuss in later weeks. Here is the list of items on the […]

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Syllabus for PHL 260 Ethical Issues
by / on January 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm / in Articles

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by / on January 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 1 B (Jan. 25, 2016)

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Ethical Issues 1 A (Jan. 21, 2016)
by / on January 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm / in Audio

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm / in Audio

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The Catholic Church and Capitalism
by / on October 12, 2014 at 11:34 am / in Audio

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by / on August 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm / in Audio

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