On Memes and Machiavelli [15 Minute Insight]

A 15 Minute Insight on what memes affect socially and culturally, how, and why it's not necessarily a good thing--quite probably bad, in fact. ...a meme does nothing to persuade intellectually itself, but relies upon some conceptual framework already and otherwise established. It might alter that conceptual framework, but does so only incidentally, through an …

Seminar: Thomistic Psychology – Action Theory

Beginning in the Fall of 2019, the Continuum Philosophical Insight Lyceum began a project of “Retrieving Thomistic Psychology” with an eight-week seminar that laid the foundations of an understanding that avoids the pitfalls of modern psychology.  Now, in the Winter of 2020, a following “Thomistic Psychology - Action Theory” seminar will investigate the various operations …

Seminar: Introduction to Philosophical Thinking

What is philosophy?  Is it something we study—as subject, like biology or literature?  Is it something each of us has, individually—as in, “my personal philosophy”?  Is it a relic of history?  An intellectual curiosity?  A means to impress at cocktail parties and on social media? Or perhaps—as this seminar will attempt to demonstrate—philosophy is a …

Seminar: Retrieving Thomistic Psychology

[CPI Seminars] [CPI Lyceum Platform] Two momentous intellectual events occurred in 1879: Wilhelm Wundt founded the first formal laboratory for psychological research at the University of Leipzig, and Pope Saint Leo XIII released the encyclical Aeterni Patris, which exhorted the retrieval and teaching of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Catholic universities.  The first, while a legitimate and …