Thomas International Center Facebook Campaign Network for Good

TIC Launches Fundraising Campaign, Challenge Commitment Issued

The Thomas International Center has launched a fundraising campaign through Facebook to support the Corporation For Educational Advancement, the legal charity that promotes us. We are about to offer our first online university courses in January 2018, and we are also promoting some new publications related to Saint Thomas Aquinas. To accomplish these vital goals, however, we … Continue reading TIC Launches Fundraising Campaign, Challenge Commitment Issued

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Hadley P. Arkes

Interview with Hadley P. Arkes, Part III

TIC BOARD MEMBER CHRISTOPHER WOLFE INTERVIEWS HADLEY P. ARKES HADLEY P. ARKES IS EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF JURISPRUDENCE AND POLITICAL SCIENCE AT AMHERST COLLEGE AND AUTHOR OF “FIRST THINGS” AND “CONSTITUTIONAL ILLUSIONS AND ANCHORING TRUTHS” THIS IS THE SECOND PART OF A THREE-PART INTERVIEW. IN THE FIRST PART OF THE INTERVIEW, ARKES DISCUSSES THE BEGINNING OF HIS INTELLECTUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY, … Continue reading Interview with Hadley P. Arkes, Part III

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Hadley P. Arkes

Interview with Hadley Arkes, Part II

TIC BOARD MEMBER CHRISTOPHER WOLFE INTERVIEWS HADLEY P. ARKES HADLEY P. ARKES IS EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF JURISPRUDENCE AND POLITICAL SCIENCE AT AMHERST COLLEGE AND AUTHOR OF “FIRST THINGS” AND “CONSTITUTIONAL ILLUSIONS AND ANCHORING TRUTHS” THIS IS THE SECOND PART OF A THREE-PART INTERVIEW. IN THE FIRST PART OF THE INTERVIEW, ARKES DISCUSSES THE BEGINNING OF HIS INTELLECTUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY, … Continue reading Interview with Hadley Arkes, Part II

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Fr. Bob Gahl Lecture

Aristotle on Friendship Applied to Marital Love

By Fr. Robert Gahl

In the 4th Century BC, Aristotle wrote the first systematic treatise on moral philosophy, the Nicomachean Ethics. In this book, he talks about three different kinds of friendship that are based on three different kinds of goods. These are instrumental, pleasurable, and intrinsic, or noble goods. We can have friendships of utility, that are based … Continue reading Aristotle on Friendship Applied to Marital Love

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Hadley P. Arkes

Interview with Hadley P. Arkes, Part I

TIC Board member CHRISTOPHER WOLFE interviews hadley p. arkes Hadley P. Arkes is Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College and Author of “First Things” and “Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths” This is the first part of a three-part interview. find the link to the second part of the interview at the end … Continue reading Interview with Hadley P. Arkes, Part I

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Wisdom

Thomas International University to Offer Our First Courses!

We are excited to inform you that, as announced last year at the St. Nicholas Ball, starting in January of 2018, the Thomas International Center will begin to operate as the Thomas International University. We are exceeding even our own expectations, as we will be activating many more courses than we thought we thought last … Continue reading Thomas International University to Offer Our First Courses!

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Harrison Lee

A Journey into Catholicism through Buddhism

By Fulvio Di Blasi, Harrison Lee

Fulvio: Harrison, I think that our TIC friends would like to know more about you as you are our new Program Coordinator. Let’s begin with your career as a student. Harrison: Thanks, Fulvio. I received my BA from UNC in 2013 with a degree in Philosophy. Since then, I have received two MA’s in this … Continue reading A Journey into Catholicism through Buddhism

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Jude Dougherty

Interview with Jude Dougherty, Part 2

DR. JUDE DOUGHERTY IS PROFESSOR EMERITUS AND THE DEAN EMERITUS OF THE SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AT THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA IN WASHINGTON, D.C. A FAITHFUL SON OF THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, DR. DOUGHERTY DID HIS UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDIES THERE, RECEIVING HIS PHD IN PHILOSOPHY IN 1960 AND RETURNING TO CUA IN 1966 … Continue reading Interview with Jude Dougherty, Part 2

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Tolkien and the Gift of Death

By Fulvio Di Blasi

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, human beings exist alongside many other intelligent creatures. Some of them, like Gandalf or Tom Bombadil, are like incarnated angels, higher in dignity to merely earthly creatures. Others are more like fancy fairies from a typical fantasy world, which are more supposed to stimulate the readers’ imagination than … Continue reading Tolkien and the Gift of Death

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Harrison

A New Program Coordinator for TIC!

The TIC is excited to announce that yesterday, Harrison Lee became our new full-time Program Coordinator. Harrison holds MA’s in Philosophy from University College London and Georgia State University. Harrison will coordinate our local activities and help organize our events. He will also edit and update our websites. Additionally, in the upcoming months, Harrison will … Continue reading A New Program Coordinator for TIC!

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