8 episodes

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.)

Wholly Orders James Landes

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 30 min
    On Prudence and the Permanent Things: “Men have forgotten God.”

    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.

    • 28 min
    A Plaidoyer for Pessimism and the Recovery of Thinking

    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.

    • 26 min
    The Contemplative Life & the Cultivation of Virtue

    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.

    • 27 min
    A Canon, If You Can Keep It

    A Canon, If You Can Keep It

    We cannot deny the radical secularism with which we are surrounded. But we should defy it.

    • 22 min
    Against the Dictatorship of Relativism

    Against the Dictatorship of Relativism

    Relativism is not "freedom," but quickly descends instead into tyranny and barbarism.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

N.J.Nickols ,

Edifying!

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!

GhostlyGringo ,

Gratitude

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)!

friendBen ,

Excellent

I was enthralled with Jim's first podcast episode, Message in a Bottle, and do plan on listening to the many more to come.

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