Political Ads Logical Fallacies

I enjoy the expression of logical fallacies being the Achilles hill of critical thinking. It is interesting how sometimes the mind subtly conveys its ideas with illustrations of combat. The Achilles hill causes the mind to reflect on a historical warrior and the method of his defeat. Once the Achilles hill is crippled, the entire … Continue reading Political Ads Logical Fallacies

The Principles of Mission Command in Operation of Anaconda

The Principles of Mission Command in Operation of Anaconda             It is evident through the course of human events that war is an inherent endeavor revealed within our will to survive. Since this endeavor is inherent within all human will, it then seems agreeable, that so long as the human will exist then so will … Continue reading The Principles of Mission Command in Operation of Anaconda

Mechthild of Magdeburg

Introduction Christian men dominated the medieval period with outstanding theological and philosophical writings. Women's writings in theology and philosophy were scarce as it was not customary for women to teach and receive theological training. Regardless, nothing can prevent the ambition of the heart and mind from serving God through action, pen, and paper. Women like … Continue reading Mechthild of Magdeburg

Boethius: Life of an Eternal Philosopher

Thesis Medieval philosopher Boethius wrote one of the greatest philosophical books while awaiting his execution in prison. This essay will consist of three segments. The first segment will be exploratory of Boethius’s life and historical setting. The second segment will summarize his book The Consolation of Philosophy. The third segment will be an analytical approach … Continue reading Boethius: Life of an Eternal Philosopher

Soren Kierkegaard: A Short Biography of His Youth, Faith, and Philosophy

Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher but was also considered a theologian and other titles with respect to the humanities. His area of authorship consists of a wide variety of critical topics such as; philosophy, religion, morality ethics, and psychology. He is considered the father and first existential philosopher. A considerable amount of his writings deals … Continue reading Soren Kierkegaard: A Short Biography of His Youth, Faith, and Philosophy

Hermeneutics: Reflections from the Movie Luther

Joseph Fiennes plays the sixteenth-century Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, who led the Christian Reformation resulting in religious freedom for hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries. The movie begins with Luther running through a thunderstorm. In fear of death, he vows to God to become a monk if God saves him from the storm. Pursuing theological progression … Continue reading Hermeneutics: Reflections from the Movie Luther

Time and Ethics: A Short Essay of St. Augustine’s View from Confessions Book 11

William Alexander Hernandez writes that St. Augustine believed two theories regarding the concept of time; that time is a creature of God and time is a phenomenon of human consciousness (p. 73). The two theories are derived from Augustine’s Confessions Book 11. The creature of time theory recognizes the concept of time having its origin … Continue reading Time and Ethics: A Short Essay of St. Augustine’s View from Confessions Book 11

A Bibliographical Essay on Just War Theory

Introduction In this essay, I will examine two of the predominant Christian thinkers from the early developers of JWT. Three contemporary authors will also be examined as well such as; Jeff McMahan, Michael Walzer, and Michael Farrell. The intent is to discover credible sources and look for logical moral consistency throughout the works of several … Continue reading A Bibliographical Essay on Just War Theory

Animal Rights by Way of Contractarian Human Extension

Regan begins his argument by stating that the system which allows us to view animals as a resource is fundamentally wrong, (p.1). Viewing animals as a resource does not necessarily have to be perceived as something wrong. One may identify animals as a resource from a positive point of view. Regan seems to convey this … Continue reading Animal Rights by Way of Contractarian Human Extension