About The Philosopher

The Philosopher was a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, zoology, and humorous mockery of silly people overly devoted to modernity. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), The Philosopher is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. His writings constitute a first at creating a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics.

In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, tennis, and blogging on Catholicism.org. For some reason, the technical people there gave him the username "torquemada," which cannot be changed in the system. This feeds into The Philosopher's cynicism about the wonders of technology and the myth of progress.

Despite the far-reaching appeal that The Philosopher's works have traditionally enjoyed, today modern scholarship questions a substantial portion of his corpus as authentically his own. For his part, The Philosopher thinks that modern scholarship is substantially the work of mediocre nerds who need to get a life. However, he is grateful to WikiPedia for this short bio.

Amoris Laetitia Rundown

The Holy Father’s much awaited post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has been released. A summary of it may be read at Rorate Caeli. Here are links to commentaries on Pope Francis’ work, commentaries we have helpfully categorized according to what may … Continue reading

Notes on Minor Logic

These notes go with Brother Francis Maluf’s course in Minor Logic, the first of eight courses in Philosophia Perennis. The lectures can be procured here, where more can be learned about them. Logic is the art and science of correct … Continue reading