Three Book Manuscripts

Here are three works which I wrote this last year. They are all rough copies–and so please read them as such (they are by no means polished works). They are–besides the last of the three–sketches at what I have been thinking about for some time now, and they formalize, even if only roughly, some of my thoughts on particular topics. Below is the link as well as a brief indication of what each philosophical text is about.

Introduction to Analytic Christian Philosophy

This text “Introduction to Analytic Christian Philosophy” is an introduction to a movement which began in the 1950s which marks a revolution in anglo-American philosophy of religion. The material in this book should be treated as notes, and not necessarily a ‘book.’ They are my notes, and in this sense represent important insights rather than a clear historical analysis of the movement. It is a book in Christian apologetics, philosophy of religion and the history of analytic Christian philosophy.

Josef Pieper: An Anthology

This work is a compilation of short passages from the work of 21st century, German philosopher Josef Pieper. Himself a Thomist and Western traditionalist, his insights are clear and accessible, and this work particularly seeks to bring to those either beginning in philosophy or those who want to engage more with philosophical thinkers, a clear explication of the profound insights of a modern philosopher.

An Outline of Socio-Phenomenological Acedia

This very small work is a series of brief chapters regarding what is typically called the sin of ‘sloth.’ While the term ‘sloth’ is often obscured in modern English, by going back to the original ‘acedia’ we see the profound difference that it makes and why it matters. Having done this, I, in this work, seek to extend and construe this concept of ‘acedia’–in the modern world–to be a modern sociological and phenomenological problem. I suggest that this sin is much worse than mere ‘laziness’, and find the re-apprehension of beauty to be a powerful way in which socio-phenomenological acedia can be overcome. This work is also a defense of evangelization by beauty, and the book ends on a more evangelistic note (bringing the philosophical discussion into the realm of the practical application).

*Should anyone enjoy any of the works–or not enjoy them–I would love to receive feedback on any relevant feature i.e., argument, syntax, formation of ideas, et cetera.




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