What is Enlightenment?

The Modern and Postmodern Wesleyan University Coursera    1. How did Kant define “enlightenment”? Kant defines enlightenment as “man’s release from self-incurred tutelage.” This tutelage is reliance on other people for instructions on how to conduct your life. Kant gives the example of allowing a physician to determine your diet…

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Rebel Against Mediocrity

The word rebel has negative connotations. People seem to perceive it as hedonistic, self-centered denial or attack of some set structure or system, for the sole purpose of denying something to which other people adhere. Sometimes people rebel simply to rebel, but there can be completely valid and good reasons…

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The Pursuit of Knowledge: An Education Manifesto

I’m working my way through this fascinating book by Michael Ward, Planet Narnia. It is an attempt to give the Chronicles of Narnia a coherent unity, focus, and theme by arguing that C.S. based each book from the mythical personality of one of the medieval planets. For instance, The Lion,…

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Book Review: Living for God’s Glory by Joel Beeke

I heard Joel Beeke for the first time at the Ligonier National Conference in March of 2012 and of course since all the books there were at such an incredible discount, I couldn’t resist purchasing this one. I eventually got around to reading it a few months later. Overall, I…

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A Little Bit of This and That

Thanks to the Mises Institute, I ran across this fascinating website and wanted to share it. The “Seasteading Institute” is working to build communities on the ocean outside the realm of any government or country. Their logic is, since governments have claimed all the land, we must turn to the…

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