Book Review: The Closing of the American Mind

Now twenty-five years old, Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind (Simon and Schuster, 1987) remains a timely analysis of the demise of liberal education in America. Despite the impact his controversial appeal for educational reform made upon the academic community, it's difficult to argue that in the quarter century since the book's publication we've made significant … Continue reading Book Review: The Closing of the American Mind

Reasonable Faith – Thoughts on Wittgenstein

All too often our culture tends to regard the rigors of the natural sciences and secular philosophy as standing in opposition to faith. As science continues to expand our understanding of the universe it appears to free us of any need for faith-based explanations of existence. Analytic philosophy – the dominate branch of the tradition … Continue reading Reasonable Faith – Thoughts on Wittgenstein