Articles by Graeme Hunter
April 25, 2016
In Rémi Brague’s Le règne de l’homme: Genèse et échec du projet moderne, Graeme Hunter finds the most thorough illumination of how progress became the abolition of man.
By the 19th century, it was fashionable to look at all of human history as an experiment, or as the totality of what John Stuart Mill called “experiments in living Humanism, once considered a secular ally of the Church in her attempt to improve human life, has gone wild and dark
August 1, 2015
Convivium reviewer Graeme hunter, after reading John rist's Augustine Deformed: love, Sin and Freedom in the Western Moral Tradition, explains why you shouldn't
Even if we are prepared to entertain the claim that the last 1,600 years have been nothing but a sorry history of moral decline, why should we consent to accompany Rist on the 400 pages of penitential pilgrimage from Augustinian probity to secularist depravity, which he somehow thinks he has to infl...
April 1, 2015
Graeme Hunter says the world needs a good book on Galileo. Lawrence Lipking's What Galileo Saw: Imagining the Scientific Revolution is too mad a gambol to qualify
Lipking's enigmatic book closes with a final riddle: "The meaning of modernity and the ways that modern people define themselves depend on the Scientific Revolution The penultimate chapter concerns priority disputes between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke in connection with the invention of the "Syste...