Monthly Archives: April 2016

Podcast: Amoris Laetitia

For this week’s podcast, the Mere Fidelity crew is joined by our friend Pascal Emmanuel Gobry. Within this episode we discuss the papal document, Amoris Laetitia and some of the reactions to it (see, for instance, Matthew Schmitz and Dwight … Continue reading

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Why We Should Jettison the ‘Strong Female Character’

I’ve just guest posted over on Mere Orthodoxy on the subject of the Strong Female Character trope: Fictional worlds are places in which we can explore possibilities for identity and agency. The fact that women’s stature as full agents is … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 4

The final part of my four part discussion of music and typological realism has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute: Music is the glorified form of temporal action and speech. It transfigures and elevates our temporal activities. Figural … Continue reading

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Podcast: Tribalism

In our most recent Mere Fidelity podcast, Matt, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss the subject of tribalism, taking Scott Alexander’s recent Slate Star Codex post on the subject as our starting point. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 3

The third of my four part argument for typological realism through the conceptual metaphor of music has just been published on the Theopolis Institute: Music’s revelation of time’s potential to be a realm of unity and coherence affords us new … Continue reading

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Podcast: Time

In our latest Mere Fidelity episode, Matt, Derek, and I take up the theme of time, exploring, among other things, some of the issues raised in my recent posts for the Theopolis Institute. You can also follow the podcast on … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 2

The second of my four part series on music and typology was published over on the Theopolis Institute yesterday (see part 1 here). Music’s revelation of the potential goodness and beauty of transience and finitude can offer helpful new ways … Continue reading

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