Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Senior Fellow

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Dan is a Senior Fellow at Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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Can Something Be 'Good' or 'Great', Even If You Hate It?

I don’t really care for C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. I sympathize with the allegory Lewis was trying to present throughout the series, but I felt that it was too overt in places, and took away from the overall narrative. To me, it was...

The 10 Habits of Logical People

Becoming a logical person is not just a matter of memorizing and applying formulas, or learning how to tell the difference between a valid and an invalid syllogism. Rather, it involves cultivating intellectual habits and skills that, though they may...

William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West

In modern accounts of the decline of the West, it’s become common to blame one man in particular for starting that decline: William of Ockham, a 14th-century Franciscan monk and philosopher. Those of you who have heard of William of Ockham (...

The Best Argument for Atheism

David Bentley Hart is one of the foremost Christian apologists and prose stylists of our age. Perhaps his most popular work is Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, which contains a critique of many of the bad...

Way Too Many Books Are Being Published

In the past week, I’ve seen online a number of lists bearing some title to the effect of “Best Books I Read in 2017.” I somewhat enjoy looking at these lists, both for their recommendations, and for the windows they provide into their composers...

An Overlooked Cause of Rome’s Decline

There’s a general feeling out there that America is in decline. This feeling has been accompanied by numerous comparisons between modern America and what has become the famous prototype of all societal decline: Ancient Rome. When we hear about...

Why People Fall for Fake History

Students of the modern education system usually receive some version of the following historical tale of the West, aptly summarized by scholar David Bentley Hart: “Once upon a time… Western humanity was the cosseted and incurious ward of Mother...

Is Complaining about Society a Waste of Time?

There are a growing number of conservatives who, similar to their progressive counterparts, have identified capitalism as the source of a great many evils in modern society. As the argument goes, unchecked freedom in the economic realm has led to...

The Democratic Fallacy (No, Not That One)

In the increasingly partisan atmosphere of America, some might hear “democratic fallacy” and immediately assume that it’s an insult directed toward supporters of the Democratic Party and its platform. However, it’s actually a real logical fallacy...

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas

It’s generally accepted that early Christians adopted December 25th as the day of Christ’s birth to co-opt the pagan celebration of the winter solstice. Some believe this fact undermines Christianity. But according to Professor William Tighe,...

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