Category Archives: Brian Moore

Searching for Our Human Face: The Singularity of the Singular

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. There are enduring responses to human wretchedness. Prayer and acts of compassion may certainly draw one out from anomie. They may not work. Prayer is itself far more inscrutable than typical religious manuals may indicate. … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: Dreaming the Depths

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Recall Desmond’s invocation of a primal reality that precedes our striving efforts. The passio essendi is given at once, but within that giving, there are two aspects that may be distinguished. There is the immensity … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: Liturgy of the Wilderness

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. To many modern people, the difference between one god and another is literally nominal. At one time, people believed in Zeus and Odin. It is mere historical accident that today some proclaim Allah or the … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Subversion of Pagan Sacrifice

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. In Martha Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness and then in Love’s Knowledge, there is an attempt to limn the qualities of excellence and the nature of choice that confront human being. In the latter work, … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: Wasteland

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Everyone knows (so why investigate?) that the medieval world was dismissive of the earth. Silly jibes about angels dancing on the heads of pins are used to discredit an entire civilization. And then it is … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Nihilism of the Voluntarist Will

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. One gets the sense from contemporary pedagogy that freedom and rights are the most precious things that a culture can bestow on its people. Young people know all about MLK and Rosa Parks and seem … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The False Selves of Modernity

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. In A Secular Age, Charles Taylor draws a distinction between the modern and pre-modern self. Here is how he describes a possible experience of falling in love for the pre-modern self: Say someone falls in … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: We Are All in Exile

To help everyone survive my summer blogging hiatus, I will be republishing the very fine series of meditations by Brian Moore originally posted in 2015. Enjoy! by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. I call heaven and earth to witness against you … Continue reading

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