Social Justice is not Socialist Justice

March 30, 2021

  Dr. Kelly Burton   All humans are born with a sense of justice. In justice, equals are to be treated equally. Human beings are equally rational animals. We are equal as human beings. Yet we are different in so many other ways. We have different gender preferences, races and ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, geographical differences,…

We Need A Foundation

March 16, 2021

      Owen Anderson is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of eight books including The Declaration of Independence and God with Cambridge University Press.     We did not get the foundation in place.  That might seem like a strange way to begin an…

Skepticism In The Postmodern Academy

March 2, 2021

Skepticism in the Postmodern Academy Greg Goodrich   Current divisions within American culture emphasize ongoing racial and political tensions. These tensions can be quite discouraging, but there is reason to hope. These tensions are merely symptoms of more basic disagreements about what is real and good.  If the knowledge sufficient to effect peace is possible…

On The Virtue Of Thinking You’re Right

February 16, 2021

On the Virtue of Thinking You’re Right Gregory Malloy   It does not seem too far of a stretch to say that the cardinal sin of our day is epistemological confidence.  To believe that one is correct in his beliefs and others are wrong is cited as the root of many evils including bigotry, intolerance,…

What Went Wrong?: An Attempt at Critically Analyzing the Intellectual Roots of the Modern Epistemic Crisis

February 2, 2021

Arturo Gastelum   It is part of our existential condition to seek to comprehend the meaning of our existence and the world around us. To determine whether our individual and collective lives are amounting to a contribution to the welfare of the world, it is important to know whether one is positively contributing to the…

Progressivism as Religion

January 20, 2021

Dr. Kelly Burton   In an effort to understand the times, I have been spending my semester break reading through a stack of recent books on contemporary cultural concerns often going by the terms Critical Theory, Social Justice, or Progressivism. I favor using the term Progressivism because it captures the Marxist view of the progress…

Integrity – Personal and Electoral

January 10, 2021

Integrity is a concern for consistency. Yet Emerson famously wrote in Self-Reliance, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Emerson is thinking of consistency and conformity. He is advocating for a kind of self-expression or self-creation where one’s individuality is defined in contrast to the group. As…

Philosophy as a Comforter

July 26, 2020

By Greg Goodrich Beliefs divide us.  At first this may sound like a call to set beliefs aside, but it’s quite the opposite.  Beliefs can and should unite us.  Our beliefs will either unite our being in the focused pursuit of a meaningful life, or they will divide us until there is nothing left; nothing…

Contradictions in the American Project

June 17, 2020

Dr. Owen Anderson I was recently told that there are contradictions in The American Project, and these are coming to the surface in current events. I know what contradictions the person who informed me was thinking about. But for me it brought a different contradiction to mind. It is one I addressed in my book…

Law & Liberty reviews “Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty”

May 26, 2020

Law & Liberty recently published a review of Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty, edited by Michael D. Breidenbach and Dr. Owen Anderson. In the political arena, the Obama Administration showed little concern for religious freedom when it required businesses to provide contraceptives and abortifacients to employees, even when owners had religious…