One of the great Catholic philosophers of our day reflects on the way language has been abused so that, instead of being a means of communicating the truth and entering more deeply into it, and of the acquisition of wisdom, it is being used to control people and manipulate them to achieve practical ends.
Reality becomes intelligible through words. Man speaks so that through naming things, what is real may become intelligible. This mediating character of language, however, is being increasingly corrupted. Tyrrany, propaganda, mass-media destroy and distort words. They offer us apparent realities whose fictive character threatens to become opaque. Josef Pieper shows with energetic zeal, but also with ascetical restraint, the path out of this dangerous situation. We are constrained to see things again as they are and from the truth thus grasped to live and to work.
In Defense Of Philosophy
The Dormition Fast in the Eastern Churches 07/31/2009
Fr. Vincent Capodanno - Priest of Heroic Virtue 06/01/2009
Feast of the Holy Trinity 02/26/2009
The Seven Capital Virtues 01/06/2009
St. Thomas Aquinas 01/06/2009
A Resource Guide to Books by Pope Benedict XVI 11/25/2008
Learn About Mary 11/24/2008
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 11/20/2008
Learn About the Church Fathers 11/13/2008
St. Albert the Great 11/04/2008