Recent Blog Posts
Martha Franks’ “The Practice of Law and the Love of Philosophy”
Download PDF My name is Martha Franks and I am a Johnnie. I admit that I am powerless over my interest in philosophy. I am also a practicing lawyer, having spent a career specializing in the arcane world of water law, a kind of law that raises strong...
John Cornell’s “Dante Our Contemporary: An Introduction to the Divine Comedy”
In our first posting in the Respondeo Lecture and Essay Library, John Cornell presents a remarkable insight into Dante’s vast intelligence, most especially into Dante’s sotto voce but insistent dismembering of the doctrine of Original Sin with all its medieval gloom-and-doom overtones. With this guidance we can begin to appreciate how Dante laid the foundation for modernity.
A Book About Freedom
Invention: The Art of the Liberal Arts, by J. Scott Lee, is about freedom. It shows with erudition and wit the way that the freedom gained through the liberal arts has always been, and will always be, the source of invention and thus the source of our future. Scott...