Edvard Lorkovic

About Edvard Lorkovic

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

Schools Are Not Tools

By |2020-12-10T12:46:34-06:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Education, Ideology, Politics, Truth|

Radicals believe schools are instruments of power, but such schooling is false and a corruption of the thing itself. Radical schools are not bad schools; they are ideological shams pretending to be schools. Genuine schooling is oriented toward truth and cultivates wisdom and virtue. According to Russell Kirk, “to the radical—communist, or fascist, or socialist, [...]

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 so [...]

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 like [...]

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