Portrait by Sarah Beattie

May 05 2016



A student, Sarah Beattie made portraits of the professors at St. Francis Xavier. Here is mine!

Roped - A Moral Fable

November 01 2015



SPOOKYPALOOZA shambles on like the undead! A microfiction piece by Louis Groarke.

Louis Groarke beside Moses Coady statue at st. Francis Xavier University

July 10 2015



Life at St. Francis Xavier University

July 09 2015

Why Can’t Dolezal Be a Jenner?

June 18 2015



Logic and the Riddle of Divergent Reactions

Sometimes one has the impression that a large part of US media is devoted to soap opera — celebrity sightings and tabloid gossip — as if to distract ordinary readers from important issues with serious political, social, economic, and even environmental implications.

This last week, the soap opera was Rachel Dolezal, who has become infamous as the former head of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Dolezal rose to prominence in the world of black activism as a spokesman of her race, until the embarrassing discovery by investigative journalists that she was not a black woman at all…

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Three wise men - Meet the Groarke brothers

April 08 2015



All professors with PhDs in philosophy, the Groarke triplets share much more than their identical DNA.

Professors Paul, Leo and Louis Groarke are a statistical anomaly. They’re triplets, which occurs only once in several thousand natural pregnancies. They are monozygotic (all of them sprang from a single fertilized egg) and thus they’re identical – clones, you might even say.

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The New Canadian Legal Order - Discriminating against Christians to End Discrimination

May 01 2014

The Disturbing Mentality behind the Disenfranchisement of Trinity Western University’s Sincere Religious Believers

Most prominent Canadian universities are decidedly secular places.

Trinity Western University in Vancouver, British Columbia, is unusual because, as the name indicates, it takes its religious affiliation seriously.

The college is designed to serve a particular religious community: dedicated Evangelical Christian students who want to enjoy a university education with like-minded colleagues inside an environment that respects and upholds their religious beliefs…

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U4 Symposium, Bishop's University

February 01 2014

Dr. Louis Groarke speaks at the U4 Symposium held at Bishop’s University on February 1st, 2014.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy—Aristotle - Logic

November 09 2012



Aristotelian logic, after a great and early triumph, consolidated its position of influence to rule over the philosophical world throughout the Middle Ages up until the 19th Century. All that changed in a hurry when modern logicians embraced a new kind of mathematical logic and pushed out what they regarded as the antiquated and clunky method of syllogisms.

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Theology on Tap—If God is Good and All-Powerful, Why Does Evil Exist?

October 28 2011

Now you can join Louis Groarke for an insightful discussion on theology in a laid back atmosphere!

  • Piper’s Pub | Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • Friday October 28, 2011 2:30 PM

Whole Human Beings versus Half-Human Beings - Aristotelian Logic on Induction, Deduction and Related Matters

October 10 2011

Whole Human Beings versus Half-Human Beings: Aristotelian Logic on Induction, Deduction and Related Matters

  • Mount Allison University | Sackville, New Brunswick

  • Octobre 10, 2011

Learn What You Already Knew - What Past Moral Thinkers Teach Us About Morality

September 30 2011

Learn What You Already Knew: What Past Moral Thinkers Teach Us About Morality

  • St. Francis Xavier University | Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • September 30, 2011

St. Francis Xavier University Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award

May 01 2007



Dr. Groarke receives the St. Francis Xavier University Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award.