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The Virtue of Wild Things

There was an op-ed in the New York Times yesterday from David Brooks that re-examines the classical notions of character against a modern notion. The philosopher’s notion of character according to Brooks is one that’s ingrained (see myth and Homer… Continue reading

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Day of Dialogue photos, Aristotle!

Folks,Hey – we had a great “day of dialogue” discussing the final chapters of the Republic in person at Forbes and at the Harvard Club. Here’s a link to the photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1464815&l=26372&id=591636005 Pat and I are w… Continue reading

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An interesting read for those digging into books XIII & IX

It is surprising to me that I am forwarding around a link to Tucker Carlson’s work, but in reading books XIII and IX, I’ve been struck by how apropos they are to today’s world, and here I’ve found a great example to prove the point. Maybe we’ll ge… Continue reading

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A second short essay on the financial crisis: now is the time to invest in ourselves

Folks, Here’s a second short essay on the financial crisis. This is meant to be a positive message and a call to action. I look forward to your responses (do hit “reply all” so everyone in the reading groups can participate). Phil Title: Now is th… Continue reading

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October 2008 Plato – Republic – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the October Plato call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Plato-October2008-Republic.mp3 Continue reading

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Wonderful news about Paul Cartledge

Folks, Wonderful news: Paul Cartledge has been appointed to a new endowed chair at Cambridge (see the full news release below). Phil —————————-News release New chair in Ancient Greek culture established7 October 2008 ���A new Pro… Continue reading

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5 pages a day slowed down; great dinner last night

Folks, Quick note to say that at the end of Book V my reading slowed down to one or two pages a day. That may be because the material was more difficult or because I’ve been so tired with everything going on in my company and in the broader world…. Continue reading

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