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  • Notre Dame Prof Calls Higher Ed Today ‘Bullshit’

    Notre Dame Prof Calls Higher Ed Today ‘Bullshit’0

    Every week it seems like we hear from a professor who has become disillusioned with the higher education system. The latest one is Christian Smith, professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Last week, his jeremiad against the modern university appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Smith’s beginning two paragraphs set the

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  • Can Something Be ‘Good’ or ‘Great’, Even If You Hate It?

    Can Something Be ‘Good’ or ‘Great’, Even If You Hate It?0

    I don’t really care for C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. I sympathize with the allegory Lewis was trying to present throughout the series, but I felt that it was too overt in places, and took away from the overall narrative. To me, it was distracting. But even though I didn’t personally enjoy the Chronicles of

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  • The 10 Habits of Logical People

    The 10 Habits of Logical People0

    Becoming a logical person is not just a matter of memorizing and applying formulas, or learning how to tell the difference between a valid and an invalid syllogism. Rather, it involves cultivating intellectual habits and skills that, though they may seem simple and obvious, are only achieved after years of struggle and education. In his

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  • William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West

    William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West3

    In modern accounts of the decline of the West, it’s become common to blame one man in particular for starting that decline: William of Ockham, a 14th-century Franciscan monk and philosopher. Those of you who have heard of William of Ockham (1287-1347) may know him best through the concept of “Ockham’s razor,” which is popularly

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