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Mark Shiffman

Mark Shiffman is chair of the Department of Humanities at Villanova University. He is the translator of Aristotle’s De Anima (Focus, 2010), as well as articles on philosophers from Plato to Rémi Brague.
Articles by Mark Shiffman

Liberal Liberation

Patrick Deneen is certainly not the first critic of liberalism to notice that it has something of the character of religion. He is particularly adept, however, at detailing one of its most striking faith-based features. Critics of religion, especially liberal ones, like to point out the irrational tendency of believers, in the face of disaster or social collapse, to believe ever more intensely in their doctrine the more reality seems to fail to conform to it…

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