Why Read The Classics?

What are the ‘classics?’ They are a canon of the most beautiful, profound, insightful, inspiring, philosophically engaging, morally rich, intellectually challenging, and existentially relatable literature ever produced. And that’s far from being an arbitrary statement or mere expression of personal opinion. Until recently, a strong consensus existed within most western universities that reading the classics […]

Homeschooling Memoirs | Part 4(unfinished draft)

One of the most common and understandable misconceptions about homeschoolers is that they are more likely to be inadequately socialized. Prima facie, this notion seems correct (or, at least plausible) since the average homeschooler probably participates in fewer social interactions than his public school counterparts. However, the important question in this respect isn’t quantitative but […]

Excerpt From An Inquiry Concerning ‘Reason’

For some enlightenment philosophers (namely, Hume, Locke, and Smith) conformity to ‘Reason” included prioritizing the discovery and observance of widely shared implicit behavioral rules. The justification for giving such rules primacy over those which could be derived from alternative sources – e.g. the creative intellect2 – though not often stated (conceivably owing to its then-axiomatic status3) […]

Rampant Ingratitude Is Fostering Social Deterioration

The Incompatibility of Totalitarianism And Religion Religion claims to provide a point of reference by which the individual can anchor his attitude towards external circumstances. Belief in such a point of reference supplies him with the confidence necessary to execute judgement and make decisions in the world. This appears to explain, at least partly, why […]