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.

Catholic Population Control

Aside from the fact that Michael Voris overlooks the existence of other heretical sects that had approved of contraception prior to the Anglicans doing so in 1930, the video below is excellent. This moral issue is a hot potato that … Continue reading

The Beatitudes

Do you have the eight Beatitudes memorized? If not, let’s get to it! Here is an incentive: the Beatitudes form part of the Gospel for All Saints Day, which is next week. You can meditate on them ahead of time. … Continue reading

Syria, Trump, and the War Party

Some uncommonly common sense from Patrick J. Buchanan: By firing off five dozen Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield, our “America First” president may have plunged us into another Middle East war that his countrymen do not want to fight. … Continue reading

Jesuit LGBTQ Activist Bashes Bannon

Father James Martin is at it again… (Thomas Williams/Breitbart News) On the far-left MSNBC cable television channel Sunday, Father James Martin said that Steve Bannon is a “radical traditionalist” opposing Pope Francis’s reforms and pining “for a time when the … Continue reading

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