Alan Jacobs's biography of T.S. Eliot, Simone Weil, W.H. Auden, Jacques Maritain, and C.S. Lewis
What does it mean to make things, and why does it matter?
Jeremiah Webster charts a via negativa in verse.
The tech-focused series provides abundant fuel for ethical and theological debate.
If we become godlike, what god will we be like?
One tells us we can have anything we want. The other says our problems are someone else's fault.
Ethicist George Lucas argues that new forms of warfare are "mired in epistemological crisis."
In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.
In the wake of the grand jury’s failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown—and in light of conflicting eyewitness accounts of the incident—many have argued that video evidence would have helped a lot. Body-mounted cameras offer a technological solution to what is otherwise a problem of human moral complexity: eyewitnesses can’t agree; officers can’t behave; human evidence can’t be trusted. Technology, the argument suggests, can supersede all of this. And then, of course, a grand jury in New York City failed to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of another unarmed black man, Eric Garner.