Prudence helps one to maintain sobriety and sanity in the face of “scientism” and other ideological nonsense. Tradition, with its focus on the permanent things and on the eternal dimension of being, allows us to maintain thinking itself in the true sense of philosophy.
Sober pessimism is our defense against the extremes of both despair and the folly of utopian thought.
On the importance of contemplation and the cultivation of virtue in an age that encourages neither. And how this relates to tradition and the canon.
We cannot deny the radical secularism with which we are surrounded. But we should defy it.
Relativism is not “freedom,” but quickly descends instead into tyranny and barbarism.
We must choose between faith and the world, but this is not to be mistaken as a choice between faith and philosophy. Not at all.