A Challenge To My Critique Of Unconditional Love

A week ago I posted twice on the theme of love, spending the first post on what I saw to be conceptual problems for the ideal of unconditional love and then focusing the second post on a constructive attempt to characterize love and then locating unconditional love within that new framework. The next day, Brendan [Read More...]

The Pope’s Left Wing Views And The American Right’s Cognitive Dissonance

jfxgillis picks apart National Review Online (and other right wing) attempts to rationalize away the decidedly left-wing aspects of the Pope’s new encyclical.  The whole article is excellent and worth reading.  Here is his reply to attempts to claim the encyclical is not meant to be political: Pope Benedict says himself it’s a political in [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI In League With “Liberal Communists”?

Anthony Paul Smith has an interesting response (one that seems to be deeply influenced by Zizek’s remarks on those whom he dubs “liberal communists” here) to the Pope’s new encyclical.  An excerpt from Smith: Apparently any use of technology in relation to life, from birth control to abortion to in vitro to cloning, is a [Read More...]


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