Join James Landes, Ph.D., on Wholly Orders (whollyorders.com), for a philosophical and poetic exploration of the Western canon and tradition. This program supports a wholeness of the true, the good, and the beautiful, centered on Christianity and the Western intellectual canon and tradition, argued principally by means and use of philosophy, poetry, and cultural criticism. (Returning from hiatus in early 2020.)
Moral Courage in an Ozymandian Age
The tenuous relationship to truth in modern thought, considered in relation to the lack of moral courage in the present age.
On Prudence and the Permanent Things: “Men have forgotten God.”
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.
A Plaidoyer for Pessimism and the Recovery of Thinking
Sober pessimism is our defense against the extremes of both despair and the folly of utopian thought.
The Contemplative Life & the Cultivation of Virtue
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.
A Canon, If You Can Keep It
We cannot deny the radical secularism with which we are surrounded. But we should defy it.
Against the Dictatorship of Relativism
Relativism is not "freedom," but quickly descends instead into tyranny and barbarism.
Having left my days of grad school behind many years ago, I have wondered if I am losing perspective and assuming dominant ideologies, illusions, and perspectives. Thank you for rousing my thoughts! This podcast has been a comfort-food for thought!
Thank you for broadening my horizons, sometimes we are caught up on our hamster wheels and forget about our history and those neglected throughout. Love your wisdom and good luck with your project(s)!
I was enthralled with Jim's first podcast episode, Message in a Bottle, and do plan on listening to the many more to come.