Matthew D'Antuono

About Matthew D'Antuono

Matthew D’Antuono is a physics teacher in New Jersey. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and philosophy, a master’s degree in special education, and is working on a master's degree in philosophy at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Connecticut. He is the author of A Fool’s Errand: A Brief, Informal Introduction to Philosophy for Young Catholics, and The Wise Guy and the Fool.

Young People Are Canaries in the Mine

By |2019-12-17T15:59:53-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Community, Culture, Modernity|

If young people do not have a conscious philosophy, the philosophy of relativism is the default. And if relativism is a noxious gas and our young people are the canaries, then it is only a matter of time until our whole society succumbs to the effects of those fumes. Walker Percy once wrote that [...]

On the Meaning of “Be Yourself”

By |2019-08-08T14:44:49-05:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Happiness, Modernity, Philosophy, Virtue, Wisdom|

It may seem paradoxical to find out that one of the great clarion calls of individuality, modernism, and liberality—“Be yourself”—turns out to be a profound declaration of classical ethics… “Stay true. Be you.” “Stay true to yourself.” “Be who you are.” “Just be yourself.” “You do you.” These slogans are part of the fundamental [...]

“Fact or Opinion?”: A False Dichotomy

By |2019-05-16T13:39:08-05:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Education, Philosophy, Truth|

A result of the fact-or-opinion training is that two categories are created in the mind of the student: things that are true, and things that are neither true nor false. Essentially, the fact-or-opinion curriculum is first-rate training for thinking relativistically… “That’s just your opinion.” My students and my children have given vent to this [...]

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