David Walsh: Bibliography

After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom The Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence

The Growth of the Liberal Soul

Guarded By Mystery: Meaning in a Postmodern Age

Read Schall on Walsh


View an excerpt from
David Walsh, The Modern Philosophical Revolution

Read the book review by David S. Pacini in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009.09.35

Read the book review by Thomas Hibbs in First Things (Dec 2009)

Read the book review by John von Heyking in Political Science Reviewer 39.1 (Fall 2010)

In The Modern Philosophical Revolution, David Walsh breaks new ground by demonstrating the continuity of European philosophy from Kant to Derrida. He argues that the modern philosophical project of turning away from faith has paradoxically brought faith back. Much of the literature on European philosophy has emphasized the breaks that have occurred in the course of two centuries of thinking. But, as Dr. Walsh argues, such a reading overlooks the extent to which Kant, Hegel, and Schelling were already engaged in the turn toward existence as the only viable mode of philosophizing. The Fideles 2009 Symposium on "The Roots of Western Culture" is devoted to discussion about Dr. Walsh’s book and the return to the existential roots of faith and reason.

The Fideles 2009 Symposium: The Roots of Western Culture
Conference Program, Saturday, March 14, 2009
sponsored by Redeemer Pacific College

9:30-10:15 Dr. Steven P. Millies (University of South Carolina Aiken) paper:
"Religious Mystery and Edmund Burke's Untraveled Modernity"
10:15-10:30 coffee break
10:30-11:15 Dr. Grant Havers (Trinity Western University) keynote:
"Hegelian Christianity and the Modern Philosophical Revolution"
11:15-11:30 coffee break
11:30-12:15 Dr. C. S. Morrissey (Redeemer Pacific College) paper:
"The Luminosity of Existence"
12:30-2:30 lunch break
2:30-3:45 special conference session
on "The Greek and Christian Roots of Western Culture"
with Dr. David Klassen (Corpus Christi College, UBC) paper:
"Natural Theology and Natural Justice in Plato’s Laws"
and Dr. Christine Jones (Simon Fraser University) paper:
"Broadening Reason: Benedict XVI on the Realism of Faith"
3:45-4:00 coffee break
4:00-4:45 Dr. John von Heyking (University of Lethbridge) keynote:
"Socrates and Kierkegaard on Friendship"
John von Heyking
5:00-7:00 dinner break
7:30-9:00 Dr. David Walsh (Catholic University of America) keynote
plus moderated Q&A on "Modernity as Responsibility"
David Walsh


Conference takes place in Alumni Hall, at Trinity Western University
sponsored by Redeemer Pacific College

Limited seating in Alumni Hall
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Directions to Alumni Hall:
coming from the airport, take Hwy 99, then Hwy 10, then Glover Rd.
free parking at Redeemer Pacific College (#31 on the Campus Map)
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Alumni Hall is on the 2nd floor of Reimer Student Center
go straight ahead out of the elevator to find Alumni Hall

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