Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Philosophy as Wisdom

Our scholar and theologian Fr. Thomas Joseph White talks about the classical idea of philosophy as wisdom, and the notion of a hierarchy of being in the universe in accord with the modern sciences. The talk also contains a consideration of objections that might arise from Kant, Heidegger or Neo-Darwinianism. This lecture is part 3 … Continue reading Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Philosophy as Wisdom

Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Transcendentals and the Existence of God

Our scholar and theologian Fr. Thomas Joseph White talks about about Aquinas’ views of the transcendentals: being, unity, truth, goodness, beauty, and how they relate to more ultimate questions about the existence of God, in this Soundcloud shared by one of our partners, the Thomistic Institute. This lecture is part 2 of a 3-part series … Continue reading Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | Metaphysics: Transcendentals and the Existence of God

Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | “Introduction to Metaphysics”

Our scholar and theologian Fr. Thomas Joseph White talks about about Aristotelian conception of substance and how it might be related to the perspectives of the modern sciences in this Soundcloud shared by one of our partners, the Thomistic Institute. This lecture is part 1 of a 3-part series on an introduction to metaphysics. Fr. Thomas … Continue reading Audio: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP | “Introduction to Metaphysics”

Virtue Talk Podcast: Father Thomas Joseph White on Virtue

Click the link below to hear our scholar Fr. Thomas Joseph White discuss his research, and the impact working with psychologists and philosophers in our project is already having in ways he considers the idea of virtue. Father Thomas Joseph White | Virtue Talk Fr.Thomas Joseph White  is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the … Continue reading Virtue Talk Podcast: Father Thomas Joseph White on Virtue

Virtue Talk podcast: “Universal human virtues” – Tahera Qutbuddin

Click the link below to hear our scholar and Professor of Arabic Literature Tahera Qutbuddin discuss her research and recent books A Treasury of Virtues: Sayings, Sermons, and Teachings of ‘Ali, and Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, and how her research is impacted by working within our project. The text of … Continue reading Virtue Talk podcast: “Universal human virtues” – Tahera Qutbuddin

Religion and Happiness

This week we post the three arguments presented at the debate “Happiness Without Religion”, hosted by First Things and the Thomistic Institute at the Catholic Center of NYU. Today is part 3 of 3 featuring Candace Vogler. The accompanying audio of the debate (below) was recorded by the Thomistic Institute.   I am doubly disadvantaged in … Continue reading Religion and Happiness