July 26, 2019
This week The Open Door welcomes our friend Prof. Peter Redpath. Joining him will be Prof. Curtis Hancock. He is Coordinator of the Concentration in the History of Philosophy at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut and taught for 32 years at Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City, Missouri. For over a decade he taught for “Great Books Discussions,” an on-line homeschooling program.
We’ll mostly talk about metaphysics, but politics will be waiting in the wings.
Our questions will include the following.
1. Just what is metaphysics about?
2. We’re only parts of reality, so how can we understand the whole of it?
3. Can we understand anything that reaches beyond our sense experiences?
4. How can we know anything other than what we find in our own consciousness?
5. Why do Thomists distinguish between essence and existence?
6. What is existential Thomism?
7. How can political engagement raise metaphysical questions? What are some examples of the interaction of politics and metaphysics?
8. The American Solidarity Party emphasizes solidarity (!), subsidiarity, and economic democracy. In doing so, what sort of metaphysics comes into play?
Our weekly podcast will be available within a day or two after our discussion.
Why not give us a hearing!
Host of "The Open Door"
Dr. Mario Ramos-Reyes
Dr. Mario Ramos-Reyes, Professor of Philosophy and Latin America History. Founder of the Institute for the Study of Personalist Republicanism, is co-host of The Open Door.
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