From the Winter, 2010 issue:

D.C. Schindler (bio). Enriching the Good: Toward the Development of a Relational Anthropology

From the text:

[W]ealth is not simply a collection of possessions (or indeed an abstract measurement of their monetary value) but more fundamentally a way of being, and specifically, being good. A response to the problem of poverty requires, before some sort of redistribution of wealth, more radically a reconception of wealth, and so an “enrichment” of the notion of the good, or it risks reinforcing the individualistic atomism at the root of poverty.

Ultimately, in order to overcome the poverty of individualism, which is a spiritual poverty at the root of material poverty, we must think of the common good in its most transcendent sense, and this entails a recovery of the Platonic understanding of goodness. (full text)

Also by D.C. Schindler:

Freedom Beyond Our Choosing: Augustine on the Will and Its Objects (2002). Surprised by Truth: The Drama of Reason in Fundamental Theology (2004). ‘Wie kommt der Mensch in die Theologie?’: Heidegger, Hegel, and the Stakes of Onto-Theo-Logy. (2005). The Redemption of Eros: Philosophical Reflections on Benedict XVI’s First Encyclical. (2006). Truth and the Christian Imagination: The Reformation of Causality and the Iconoclasm of the Spirit. (2006). Why We Need Paul Claudel. (2007). Restlessness as an Image of God. (2007). Why Socrates Didn’t Charge. Plato and the Metaphysics of Money. (2009). On Experience and Reason (2010).

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