Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 21, 2016

Peter Augustine Lawler
Pages 5-10

James Schall on Being Open to "What Is"

The most prolific and genuinely provocative writer in America today is James Schall. Schall tells that the Catholic Church is today about the sole source of a genuinely reasonable—meaning genuinely realistic—view of “what is.” That’s why Schall contends that political science is not a natural science; our lives as social or relational animals living together in community can’t really be understood realistically without seeing the whole truth about who each of us is.

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