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Myths East & West

September 20, 2010 2:53 pm Published by

As we transition in lecture from Eastern to Western philosophical traditions, we will highlight several general distinctions between the predominant... View Article

The Donkey’s Shadow

September 20, 2010 2:22 pm Published by

Lecturing today on the schools of pre-Socratic philosophy, I mentioned one of the fragments from Heraclitus: “Asses would rather have... View Article

Kant on Audiobook

September 16, 2010 10:16 am Published by

Here are a few links for downloading audio versions of the essay from Kant on “enlightenment.” Written in 1784, “Answering... View Article

On the Good Life

September 7, 2010 11:08 am Published by

Via Aristotle’s Nicomachian Ethics, Book I, translated by W.D. Ross. Book I 1 Every art and every inquiry, and similarly... View Article

The Ring of Gyges

September 6, 2010 4:17 pm Published by

Via Book II of Plato’s Republic, translated by Benjamin Jowett. Characters Socrates Glaucon Socrates: With these words I was thinking... View Article