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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Universe We Think In

On the Strange Function of Absolutes

Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
 

Most people today “absolutely” maintain that they do not hold or live by “absolutes.” They live by their desires and choices, which are readily changeable. No one is much bothered by the “logic” of his own views. The proposition that “No absolutes exist” is itself an absolute. If it is true, an absolute exists. If […]

The Universe We Think In (Versus the One We Think Up)

L. Joseph Hebert
 

Jean Louis de Lolme, writing in 1784 of the “omnipotence” of the British legislature—and by implication of the modern state—remarks that “parliament can do everything, except making a woman a man or a man a woman.” Today, the striking thing about de Lolme’s qualification of state power is its apparent naiveté. We live in a […]

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