This is the first in a series of talks on politics and philosophy sponsored by the Thomistic Institute - DC Chapter.
"It is fashionable to be a skeptic about claims to moral truth, and claiming that such truths exist -- at least in some circles -- is a fast way to earn moral opprobrium. But are there really any relativists out there? What does relativism do to political life? And what would a classical thinker like Thomas Aquinas prescribe for our present political allergy to claims to moral truth?"
Fr. Dominic D.F. Legge, O.P., is an instructor in systematic theology at the Thomistic Institute in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America and an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and he obtained a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in 2014. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. Raised in Seattle, Washington, he practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican. He has taught at the Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College.