Magnus Podcast
Ep. 027 - It’s Science! - David Arias.

Ep. 027 - It’s Science! - David Arias.

October 19, 2020

In a day when science is heralded as an authority among all things, we pause to ask: what is it? This deep dive into natural science through Aristotle's physics is from Senior Fellow, David Arias who teaches Philosophy of Nature in the Magnus Fellowship. What is nature and what makes a thing natural? Nature vs. art. Science as knowledge through causes. What's a cause? Understanding the four causes (material, formal, efficient, final). Mobile being as the subject matter of natural science.

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Ep. 026 - Breaking Bad Physics: Aristotle v. Heisenberg

Ep. 026 - Breaking Bad Physics: Aristotle v. Heisenberg

October 13, 2020

Does modern physics fail to develop beyond the pre-Socratics in its use of philosophical monism and pluralism? Sit in on Magnus Fellowship course Philosophy of Nature with Dr. David Arias who addresses the problem of becoming and the questions of universal matter, primary substance, mobile being, and substantial becoming.

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Ep. 025 - An Introduction to Aristotle’s Physics, David Arias.

Ep. 025 - An Introduction to Aristotle’s Physics, David Arias.

October 10, 2020

Senior Fellow David Arias is a professor of philosophy at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, NE, father of 13, and (if we may say so) a pedagogical wonder. Drop in on his second Philosophy of Nature class where , David Arias introduces our Magnus Fellows to the fundamentals of Aristotle's epistemology. Matter, form, privation. Accidents and Substance. Aristotle on the pre-socratics. Aristotle's influence on Aquinas and other theological implications.

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Ep. 024 - An Introduction to William Shakespeare, Joseph Pearce.

Ep. 024 - An Introduction to William Shakespeare, Joseph Pearce.

September 21, 2020

Listen in on Senior Fellow, Joseph Pearce's inaugural class in the Magnus Fellowship. William Shakespeare, his life, times, and faith. Was Shakespeare a closet Catholic? How can we read him and enjoy it?

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Ep. 023 - The Fr. Owen Carroll: Being and Loving in St. Thomas

Ep. 023 - The Fr. Owen Carroll: Being and Loving in St. Thomas

September 3, 2020

Proving the Existence of God. Being, truth, and the desire to know more fully. Voluntas. Responding to the "But who moved God?" argument. Bertrand Russell and Kant. Motus in Aquinas vs Aristotle, and breaking through the infinite regress objection. Have you heard this before? Dying and the glory of beauty. Christ, giver of life. Love as the intellectual desire. Countering the modern desire to oppose the intellect and the will. Love and the first act of the will.

NB: at 24:17 Fr. Owen says "Motus for Aristotle is this movement from non-being to being." He seems to have meant "Motus for Aquinas..."

Fr. Owen Carroll taught philosophy and theology for over fifty years (DePaul, St. Mary's College of California, and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology). His teaching has informed students in all walks of life, some of whom are now prominent scholars, authors, clergy. He is a priest ordained under the medieval title of Patrimony (possibly the last living today). After praying his whole professional life to remain hidden, now in his ninetieth year, he has granted the Albertus Magnus Institute permission to begin releasing his archived work to the public.

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Ep. 022 - Fr. Owen Carroll: Is Sacred Doctrine a Science?

Ep. 022 - Fr. Owen Carroll: Is Sacred Doctrine a Science?

August 22, 2020

We continue our series with Fr. Owen Carroll as we sound the depths of the first question of the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas. Is Sacred Doctrine a science? If so, a science of what? We find in St. Thomas a vision of 'sacra doctrina' as the science of God and the Blessed—a deeply societal, intensely personal, and supremely joyous way of knowing.

Follow along with this excellent translation of the text:

https://www3.nd.edu/~afreddos/summa-translation/Part%201/st1-ques01.pdf

 

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Ep. 021 - Fr. Owen Carroll: What is Sacred Doctrine?

Ep. 021 - Fr. Owen Carroll: What is Sacred Doctrine?

August 12, 2020

You might not know of him, but you know of his students. Rev. Dr. Owen Carroll taught for decades at DePaul, St. Mary's College of CA, and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Praying to remain hidden, his work as teacher and spiritual father of many has born much fruit. Today, he teaches us.

Through the lens of St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae, discover the first principle of sacred doctrine. This first episode in a series with Fr. Carroll will plumb the depths. Grab your Summa and a notebook!

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Ep. 020 - BONUS - THREE BEERS (Fourth of July Edition) - Education and America

Ep. 020 - BONUS - THREE BEERS (Fourth of July Edition) - Education and America

July 4, 2020

Sit in for a few cold beers at Garman's Irish Pub in Santa Paula, CA with John Johnson and Dr. Andrew Seeley, member of the board of directors at the Albertus Magnus Institute.

Part 1: Should the educated person find fulfillment in the civic life or the contemplative life? A brief history of liberal education in America and Thomas Aquinas College. What is the seminar method? How learning to learn gets you any job.

Part 2: (THE FOURTH BEER): America: liberal or liberal? To what extent is the American experiment compatible with authentic human freedom?

We have announced our inaugural body of Senior Fellows. Andrew Seeley is one of them. Check out the rest here: https://magnusinstitute.org/senior-fellows/

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Ep. 019 - Wonder Seeking Wisdom with Tiffany Schubert.

Ep. 019 - Wonder Seeking Wisdom with Tiffany Schubert.

July 1, 2020

What is the role of the novel in a liberal education? Jane Austin vs. Flannery O'Connor. Geoffrey Chaucer's Miller's Tale, Dave Chappelle, the scandal of the body, and the Incarnational character of lurid prose. Newman on knowledge as a good before it's a power and the totally useless, totally generative liberal arts. Techne and the arts, Christ the Technician. Why screens make us so unhappy and some gems on Wyoming Catholic College.

We have announced our inaugural body of Senior Fellows. Dr. Tiffany Schubert is one of them. Check out the rest here: https://magnusinstitute.org/senior-fellows/

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Ep. 018 - Love and Dominion Pt. 3, Patrick Downey.

Ep. 018 - Love and Dominion Pt. 3, Patrick Downey.

March 23, 2020

Wrapping the live mini-course with an exploration of Sören Kierkegaard's "Philosophical Fragments," this lecture and discussion plums the depths of what it is to be lover and beloved.

An online version of the text discussed can be found here: https://www.religion-online.org/book/philosophical-fragments/

Dr. Patrick Downey's latest book can be purchased here:
https://www.amazon.com/Desperately-Wicked-Philosophy-Christianity-Human-ebook/dp/B002VLZ4KC/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Patrick+Downey&qid=1584753386&sr=8-7

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