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Andrew Fulford Archive Authors Civic Polity Philosophy

The Failure of the Harm Principle

Steven D. Smith’s The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse is one of the most piercing works in political philosophy I’ve read in a long while. Though it’s brief, by the end of it Smith has turned inside out some of the modern Western world’s most repeated fundamental values, and shown that appeals to them are actually […]

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Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers

Three (Affectionate!) Cheers for the Emotions

The emotions sometimes get a bad rap in contemporary conservative Reformed theology. This is both unjust and unfortunate, because they form an essential and basic part of the make-up of human nature–at the very least as it is constituted in this life. A helpful corrective is found in City of God 9.5, where Augustine contrasts the […]