Archive Civic Polity Natural Law Philosophy Steven Wedgeworth

Don’t Forget Jus Gentium

The recent natural law confabulation has been a lot of fun and very refreshing. There’s so much to be gained from the recovery of natural law, but we need to point out one other very important concept: the jus gentium. This concept, perhaps better known as the “common law of nations,” was important to both […]

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The Science of Dr Nagel

Dr Thomas Nagel’s excellent Mind and Cosmos is, predictably, being denounced by Darwinist inquisitors. Dr Nagel’s new work was bound to provoke a reaction, since it attacks the very foundations of the N.I.C.E. régime, the supposition that reality is constituted of purely material elements and that mind is an epiphenomenon reducible to matter. The soft […]

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Our Faith Informs Us in Everything We Do

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik is a thoughtful and entertaining writer, frequently offering intelligent, searching, and even helpful essays. It is precisely because of this that we were so disappointed by his latest piece on what scares him about religiously-informed politics. In it, Mr. Gopnik gives his view of secularism, American history, and the primacy of science, […]