[2020 Summer] Ethics: Sex

Seminar: In the word “sex” there is contained a twofold signification: the bifurcated biological nature of the individual and the complementary action toward which that birfucated nature is ordered. This seminar will study both significations, as two parts of a continuous whole, within the existence of the human person. This examination of sex in the light of personhood will be guided by a reading of Saint John Paul II’s Love & Responsibility, written while he was serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków in 1960.

[2020 Summer] Heidegger: Phenomenological Method II

Seminar: Martin Heidegger’s phenomenological method, unlike Husserl’s, does not rely upon a scientific precision. Nor, like Max Scheler’s, is it merely an attitude of considering the relational value of “the things themselves”. Rather, it is a persistent, recursive, reflective investigation that seeks to disclose the reality of what is in all its cognoscible dimensions.

Updates & New Recording

Lots has been happening behind the scenes on the Continuum front (and a related project).  The major development--to drop a little tease--is a new digital platform for philosophical engagement and habit-building.  It's still a little ways away from launching officially, but I'm excited about the prospects.  Aside from that, I have several other updates: First, …

[UPDATE 5/9] Two Upcoming Seminars: Aquinas & Heidegger

[Update 5/9: see below for new pricing and participant caps.] Beginning next month, I will be conducting two online seminars: Thomas Aquinas: Wisdom and Synthesis To understand the thought of Thomas Aquinas is to grasp concepts far removed from the ways of thinking common today.  In few issues is this more obvious than Thomas’ cosmological …

Artificial Intelligence & Concept Formation

The text of this talk (given 19 March 2019 at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI) is now available here.  I'll be recording a video of myself presenting it (audio recording did not work out during the initial presentation) sometime in the near future as well.

Introduction to Philosophical Principles – Preview

After drafting, revising, editing, revising again, taking some space, and revising one last time, I have completed the text of the Introduction to Philosophical Principles.  I am still fine-tuning a few last things--the proverbial dotting of i's and crossing of t's--before I release the final, complete PDF, including figuring out what precisely I need to do …

Upcoming Projects

My lack of blog entries lately is not due to lack of desire or effort; only a lack of time.  Projects and request always seem to stack up all at once.  That said, I do have some exciting things coming up soon and others on the horizon. First, I am nearing completion on a short …