Edvard Lorkovic

About Edvard Lorkovic

Edvard Lorkovic is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Humanities at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His teaching and research focus on moral and political issues in ancient and late modern philosophy.

Professors Must Teach the Truth

By |2019-10-10T13:07:59-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Education, Great Books, Josef Pieper, Liberal Learning, Plato, Socrates, Truth|

Only fools would send their children to school to listen to some teacher’s opinions, unless, of course, those opinions also happen to be true. Discussing St. Thomas Aquinas’s love of teaching, Josef Pieper writes: Teaching does not consist in a man’s making public talks on the results of his meditations, even if he does [...]

Can the Humanities Save Us?

By |2018-08-10T22:22:29-05:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Humanities, Liberal Learning|

I was recently asked by a student group at my university to participate in a panel discussion about the humanities. Having been asked the rather loaded question, “why are the humanities needed more now than ever?,” the panelists were expected to defend the humanities, presumably against some charges or enemies that are particularly contemporary. But [...]

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