This website serves the purpose of letting others participate in my creative efforts. Whoever has placed the acquisition, creation and dissemination of knowledge at the center of his life, ought to share its results: “For as it is better to enlighten than merely to shine, so is it better to give to others the fruits of one’s contemplation than merely to contemplate” (Summa Theologiae II-IIae, q. 188, a. 6).
My work is guided by a particular philosophy of life. Its main tenets are:
A realist view of knowledge, society, ethics, politics, and aesthetics: there are objective structures independent of mind or language that we must study and observe to be successful. Realism in this sense excludes all forms of relativism.
A view of reality as a structured and meaningful whole: the intellectual enterprise must aim at synthesis and resist the drive towards an ever greater divisionalization of knowledge.
The human person is at the center of society and politics: all forms of collectivism (by race, sex, class, or nationality) must be rejected as must be naïve individualism.
These principles together imply Catholicism as an encompassing truth about reality as found in the teachings of the Catholic Church and in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Inspired by this unified view of reality, I am a lover of all things true, good, and beautiful.
Comments are most welcome.