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On Heaven and Earth

On Heaven and Earth is an extended dialogue, in book form, between Jorge Mario Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) and Rabbi Abraham Skorka. Apparently the two men became friends over a great many discussions over quite a long time, and eventually decided to put some of them into a book. The book is organized around a [Read More...]

A Primer on Philosophy and Education

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of reading a pre-release review copy of Sam Rocha’s new book, A Primer on Philosophy and Education. The book is not (nor does it pretend to be) a general introduction to Western philosophy; rather, it’s an introduction to philosophical thinking, especially as it applies to education—and here [Read More...]


Anathem, by Neal Stephenson, is that most odd of things: philosophical science fiction. By which I mean that in order to enjoy it fully, you really need to have at least a passing acquaintance with the history of Western philosophy from Thales on down; and the more you know, the more you’ll enjoy watching it [Read More...]