philosophical-writing-artform

Philosophical Writing as an Artform

I recommend Ralph McInerny’s very short Rhyme and Reason: St. Thomas and Modes of Discourse. It’s the Marquette University Aquinas Lecture for 1981. I’m thinking about it today in relation to literary criticism (a field in which I am less...

/ April 22, 2004
child-public-school

Response to Selby

A few thoughts in response to Andrew: Remember that a large percent of college students are at public institutions. (Does anyone know whether a majority are?) Although these schoos still have tuition, costs are highly subsidized by the government. Furthermore,...

/ April 22, 2004
michel-de-montaigne-chamber

Required Education: It Lasts Too Long

In 1575 Michel de Montaigne said, “The boy we would breed has a great deal less time to spare; he owes but the first fifteen or sixteen years of his life to education; the remainder is due to action”. We...

/ April 20, 2004
diary-of-a-country-priest

Diary of a Country Priest

While things are still a bit of a free for all and we’re still sort of hammering down the “vision” of this blog I thought I’d throw out a recommendation. I know most of the members on this blog (who...

/ April 16, 2004
about-mere-orthodoxy

About Mere O

Welcome to Mere Orthodoxy. We are a group of moderately literate, conservatively oriented college-aged guys interested in narcissistically opining on issues of faith, culture, literature, history, or whatever else suits our fancy. No topic is out of bounds. We endeavor...

/ April 13, 2004