Our Vision Is
To Restore Moral Goodness
Renew America from the inside out
To “Fathom the Good” is to truly flourish, to reignite in children, and in their families and communities, the question of what is most essential to restoring moral goodness in our nation.
Our vision is to once again inspire a fulfilling life of work, a love of learning that goes beyond the shallow, dangerous ideas that dominate today’s thinking. If left to dominate, these ideas, severed from the “Good” (such as freedom as radical self-expression or equality as a forced, artificial equity), will push America into further despair and chaos.
Fathom the Good puts a end to the downward spiral by reclaiming from our Western moral tradition, including the American Founding, an intellectual understanding of the Good. We show children and adults alike how to once again build upon and defend the faith and moral traditions that made our nation exceptional in the first place.
Wisdom Against The World
We believe Americans need a deep understanding and appreciation of the Good philosophy that underlies our Western philosophical tradition, including the American Founding. We believe this kind of knowledge is essential if we are to live in the world without becoming products of it. We want adults and young people alike to understand and defend Good philosophy, to identify and confront Bad philosophy, and to be immune to radical ideologies that deny the faith and moral traditions that made the American Founding exceptional. We believe this kind of education will enable families and communities to once again flourish, renewing America in the process.
As C.S. Lewis said, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.”
Who We are
Elizabeth is a mom with a vision. As a previous homeschooling mother of three, she identified the urgent need for a curriculum that would provide young people with a deep philosophical understanding taught in ways that would be naturally engaging. Fathom the Good is Elizabeth’s brainchild. She envisioned the project while a student of political philosophy with Professor Hancock.
Recognizing the inherent goodness and relevant nature of his work, she developed a pedagogy that specifically engages young people and adults with vital but largely ignored philosophical ideas. She believes the family is the bulwark of America’s constitutional way of life and is devoted to helping parents teach the good philosophy underlying our Western and Founding traditions.
She leads Fathom the Good in developing innovative, content rich K-12 curricula and storybooks to help individuals, families, and communities resist ideological corruption.
Ralph Hancock, PhD
Ralph Hancock (PhD Harvard), a professor of political science at Brigham Young University, has invested his career in defending faith and moral traditions and the family.
He is the author of many books and articles including Calvin and the Foundations of Modern Politics (Saint Augustine’s Press, 2011) as well as The Responsibility of Reason: Theory and Practice in a Liberal-Democratic Age (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). He has a proven track record of resisting the intellectual mainstream, and his sound scholarship and moderate, measured reasoning provides an essential counterweight to prevailing ideological extremism that dominates the world today.