In this interview, Victor Claar talks about the nature and relevance of envy and fairness in economic relationships and systems and how to deal with it.
On Aristotle, Aquinas, and Paley: A Reply to Marie George
An exclusive web reply by Edward Feser on Marie George’s response to his 2010 article in Philosophia Christi
Is Methodological Naturalism Question-Begging?
Proponents of methodological naturalism
typically commit the fallacy of petitio principii, that is, begging the question.
Further Benefits of Sports
In addition to the potential of sports to help build virtue in athletes, there are many other benefits as well. In this piece Spiegel discuss some of these, which are social, aesthetic, and even theological in nature. And he notes how these benefits extend beyond athletes to spectators.
Football, Baseball, and the Culture of Violence
Groothuis argues that football is morally objectionable because it is intrinsically violent and thus is conducive to vice in both its players and its fans. By way of contrast, he argues that baseball is only contingently violent, that it is not based on violence, and that it is, as such, a morally superior sport.
The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: My Response to Matthew Roberts, Jim Spiegel, and Doug Groothuis
In this paper, Austin consider the points raised by Professors Spiegel, Roberts, and Groothuis concerning the moral, physical, intellectual, and aesthetic value of football in particular, and sports in general. He considers how one might appropriate their points as a fan, participant, and parent of children involved in sports. He argues that there are ways in which the follower of Christ can and should seek to redeem life in the sporting realm.
Virtue, Vice, and Violence
Matthew Roberts argues that football possesses certain intrinsic bads which are both perpetuated by its extrinsic goods and perpetuate vice in some of its participants. As a means to the inculcation of virtue, football, like most sports, provides ample opportunity. But, other non heavy-contact sports are to be preferred over football when considered as a means to the inculcation of virtue.
Fossils, Fishnets, Fine-tuning…and Flaws in Elliott Sober’s Defense of Common Ancestry
This article attempts to show how Sober’s argument for common ancestry both at the level of evidence and approach