“We must find a way to discuss the human future intellectually. The universal moral law written on the human heart is precisely that kind of grammar which is needed if the world is to engage in this discussion of it’s future” Bl. Pope John Paull II
WOL1 – Episode 1 – What is “liberal modernity”? Maybe not so modern? The revolution in political philosophy…like the thought of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke…what is “good” and what are the problems. Why is it important to discern between “self-interest” and the dignity of each human person? Why is Bl. John Paul’s thought relevant to Western Liberalism? What is the “Culture of Death” and the climate of moral confusion? The moral law is the path to life.
The Way of Life, Carson Holloway examines the fundamental philosophers of modernity-from Hobbes to Toqueville-to suggest that John Paul II’s critique of modernity is intended not to reject, but to improve. Thus, claims Holloway, it is appropriate for liberal modernity to attend to the Pope’s thought, receiving it not as the attack of an enemy but as the criticism of a candid friend.
This series is based on Dr. Holloway’s book “The Way of Life”