Learning Philosophy From Wise Catholics – Mike Church & Brother André Marie

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The Wisdom of Learning Philosophy From Wise Catholics – Mike Church Interview With Brother André Marie

Special Guest Brother Andre Marie host of ReConquest Radio, All New! on Wednesday nights

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Brother Francis Maluf, doing what he loved: teaching Philosophia Perennis!


Brother Francis’ eight philosophy courses are nourishment for the soul that lives for the truth, both natural and supernatural. Soon after coming to Saint Benedict Center in 1942, then, a young Fakhri Maluf, PhD., was given an assignment by Father Feeney to “teach wisdom” every Tuesday night to the Center students. These courses are part of Brother’s commitment to that assignment, a commitment to which he devoted the remaining sixty-five years of his life. 

Do not be reluctant to embrace these disciplines because of a false intellectual modesty. Many who started the courses thought, at first, that they would be beyond their capability of understanding. On the contrary, graduates discovered that the genius of Brother Francis was most manifested in his ability to reduce with ease complex philosophical concepts to simple ones.

Traditionally, philosophy is divided into seven disciplines, but we include the Introduction course to philosophy as a primer. Then, we have logic, cosmology, history of philosophy, psychology, ethics, epistemology, and ontology.

Logic is the science and art of correct reasoning. Cosmology is the study of matter in motion and material change. Psychology is the study of life and the principle of life, the soul. (Today it is relegated to the study of abnormal mental behavior, a far cry from its traditional subject of inquiry.) Ethics is the study of human acts as to their moral rectitude or lack thereof. Epistemology is the study of knowledge. How is it that something outside the mind is abstracted into the mind?  Ontology, the highest of the philosophic sciences, is the study of being as being. What is the difference between essence and existence? Ontology is also called metaphysics.

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