Brian Jones

About Brian Jones

Brian Jones is a Ph.D. student of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Mr. Jones is writing his dissertation on the political philosophy of James V. Schall.

The “Me Too” Movement: What Would Plato Say?

By |2018-05-16T23:36:00-05:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Aristotle, Culture, Plato, Politics, Sexuality, Virtue|

Sexual misconduct is usually characterized as some kind of “power grab,” typically carried out by ruthless men seeking to prey upon the vulnerability of a woman. Yet Plato suggests that disordered sexual desire is a problem of the democratic soul… Speaking about British actress Kadian Noble’s lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein on the grounds [...]

Tenure and the Common Good of the University

By |2019-04-09T15:11:44-05:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Classical Education, Community, Education, Liberal Learning|

The university is ultimately designed to give students what is needed, rather than what is wanted or merely useful. University administrators should remember the fundamental link among tenure, the possibility of great teaching, and the keeping intact the whole that is the university… University of South Carolina philosopher Dr. Jennifer Frey recently penned an [...]

Conserving America: On the Recovery of Political Theory

By |2017-08-22T07:53:06-05:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, American Founding, American Republic, Books, Conservation, Featured, Philosophy|

The recovery of political theory is necessary for American political life, for without it, our love of our country may be on unstable grounds. There is nothing more natural, wholesome, and genuinely conservative than to love those places we are from, even with—and perhaps especially because of—all their imperfections…  Conserving America? Essays on Present [...]