Philosophy and Ideas

Spring 2002

Early Christianity and Communism

David Hulme

Ironically, it’s often claimed that the early Christians were the first communists. Where does this idea originate?

Fall 2001

Mentors of Modern Men

David Hulme

The influence of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson on foreign policy.

Rethinking Our Mental Framework

Summer 2004

Rethinking Our Mental Framework

Dan Cloer

What is the process that makes each human a unique individual—largely the same, yet different from every other?

Turning the Intellectual Tide

Summer 2003

Six Dominant Ideas, Part 5

Turning the Intellectual Tide

David Hulme

An analysis of the important ideas that have shaped the modern world suggests that faith and reason are not mutually exclusive. 

Spring 2003

Auguste Comte: High Priest of Humanity?

Wilf Hey

In pioneering the philosophy called positivism, August Comte had a profound effect on the most noted philosophers of the 20th century.

Positively No Absolutes

Spring 2003

Six Dominant Ideas, Part 4

Positively No Absolutes?

David Hulme

A look at two philosophies that gained prominence largely as a result of 20th-century developments in science. 

Feeding Us a Line

Summer 2002

Feeding Us a Line

Jerry de Gier

Religion has its intellectual critics, but there is much more to be skeptical about in the smorgasbord of other philosophies available today.

Six Dominant Ideas, Part 3: A Dream Gone Wrong

Summer 2002

Six Dominant Ideas, Part 3

A Dream Gone Wrong

David Hulme

Sigmund Freud’s theories have helped to shape the mental framework of just about everyone, whether they have read his works or not.

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