Joined: Dec. 12, 2011
Recently chosen as an intern with the Daily Caller, I remain an eternal student of Philosophy with minor intellectual pursuits vast and varied. I was born in southern California, and my childhood was divided between Texas and Florida. I am the eldest of three girls, and the first in my family to pursue scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The meaning philosophy is derived from two Greek words, philo meaning love, and sophia meaning wisdom; these two concepts serve as the foundation for my life. I recently completed an Honors Thesis on the nature of love. In the future I plan on pursuing an M.A. or a Ph.D. in Philosophy, with a focus on theology and bioethics. Journalism is the natural choice of a student trained in the Socratic art of dialogue. On the side I pursue writing essays, short stories, novels, and poetry. My dream is to start a think tank dedicated to research and writing on the idea of love across the disciplines.
Dec. 25 at 11:52pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Dec. 27 at 10:52am
This article was originally featured on PolicyMic.com, and recently reprinted in last week's Ruth Institute newsletter. Last Friday, Rush Limbaugh made a comment toward the end of his talk show blaming feminism for “ruining women.” Limbaugh commented on feminist academic Camille Paglia’s article in The Hollywood Reporter. He read excerpts from her article critiquing American pop culture, citing it as the source of poor role models for young men and women, and the...
Aug. 23 at 11:52pm | Comments: 0
If you have been following the news as of late, you have undoubtedly noticed the growing controversy over the definition of marriage in American society. For those of you concerned about the status of love, marriage, and sexuality among the youth, those of my generation who are graduating from college and entering the adult sphere, you might be pleased to discover that there are young adults in support of traditional marriage. Just last month, The Ruth Institute sponsored their...
Apr. 25 at 8:35pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Apr. 25 at 9:23pm
I wanted to share an excerpt from Fulton Sheen's Three to Get Married, a wonderful work for Christians to read in preparation for marriage. He begins to outline three "effects of love," and below I have provided his words on two, ecstasy and zeal: "Too many married people expect their partner to give that which only God can give, namely, an eternal ecstasy. If man or woman could give that which the heart wants, he or she would...
Apr. 15 at 5:19pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Apr. 15 at 9:14pm
As I was reading the chapter "Science and Witchcraft" from Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World, a book assigned for extra credit, when my train of thought took an interesting detour. In reading a section on German witchcraft in the seventeenth century, my thoughts were brought to Catholicism, and then, what else? Virginity. In his book, Sagan cites Friedrich von Spee, a Jesuit priest who published Cautio Criminalis (Precautions for Prosecutors), warning his people of the danger in the popular gossip...
Apr. 15 at 2:36pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Sep. 11 at 12:48am
It is possible to love more than we know. Fulton Sheen Love’s Knowledge One of the most difficult debates within the philosophy of love arises when we ask: Does love precede knowledge, or does knowledge precede love? Many are left without a satisfactory answer. I will address the handling of the topic by our phenomenologists of love. How can we properly found or direct our love if...
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