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Bishop Barron on The Buffered Self

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 5, 2016 .

A new book by Jesuit philosopher and physicist Fr. Robert Spitzer offers the best challenge to what the philosopher Charles Taylor calls the “buffered self,” that is to say, a self isolated from any sense of the transcendent.

Bishop Barron on Bill Nye and Philosophy

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 28, 2016 .

In a recent viral YouTube video, pop-scientist Bill Nye denigrated the discipline of philosophy, stating that it never deviates from common sense, that it doubts the reality of sense experience, and that it engages in speculation about whether we might be part of an intergalactic ping pong match. But while we may listen to Bill Nye as he leads us through an experiment, we should ignore his misguided reflections in regard to the higher questions of life.

Bill Nye is Not the Philosophy Guy

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 5, 2016 .

In a recent viral YouTube video, pop-scientist Bill Nye Nye denigrated the discipline of philosophy, stating that it never deviates from common sense, that it doubts the reality of sense experience, and that it engages in speculation about whether we might be part of an intergalactic ping pong match. But while we may listen to Bill Nye as he leads us through an experiment, we should ignore his misguided reflections in regard to the higher questions of life.

Blasting Holes Through the Buffered Self

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 1, 2016 .

A new book by Jesuit philosopher and physicist Fr. Robert Spitzer offers the best challenge to what the philosopher Charles Taylor calls the “buffered self,” that is to say, a self isolated from any sense of the transcendent.

Against the YouTube Heresies

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 23, 2016 .

How does misunderstanding who God is, what God is and what God is not effect spurious arguments against God on line? How should a Christian read the Bible? What lessons can we get from violence in the Bible? Historically has the Catholic Church been friendly to and actually supported science from the beginning? How do we change the world?

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Bishop Barron on ”The Martian”

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 17, 2015 .

Ridley Scott’s ''The Martian'' is a splendidly told tale of survival and pluck, but there is another theme that is implicit throughout the film, namely, the inviolable dignity of the individual human being.

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“The Martian” and Why Each Life Matters

by . October 20, 2015 .

Ridley Scott’s ''The Martian'' is a splendidly told tale of survival and pluck, but there is another theme that is implicit throughout the film, namely, the inviolable dignity of the individual human being.

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