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C. S. Lewis and the Theory of Punishment

Peter Escalante briefly mentioned C. S. Lewis’s theory of punishment in his recent post. Prof. Lewis’s thoughts on that matter can be found in his essay, “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment,” published in God in the Dock and available online here. In it, he gives a compelling defense of the old concept of punishment as […]

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The Politics of N.I.C.E.

C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength is the third in his Ransom Trilogy and the least spacey of the three. A series that began…

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The Inability of Parascientific Literature

Assuming that there is indeed a modern malaise, one contributing factor might be the exclusion of the felt life of the mind from the accounts of reality proposed by the oddly authoritative and deeply influential parascientific literature that has long associated itself with intellectual progress, and the exclusion of felt life from the varieties of […]