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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
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
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
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
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
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
Interview with Sarah Ruden about “Aeneid”
Hi everyone, I wanted to share an interview that Sarah Ruden did about her translation of “Aeneid” on NPR’s “Here and Now.” Here’s a link to the full show:http://www.here-now.org/shows/2008/09/20080916.asp Enjoy! Deena Continue reading
Plato (or Socrates) the first feminist?
Folks, Hope your reading is going well. In section 451d (or page 1079 in our edition), Socrates starts a discussion about why women should have all the same jobs as men. He states clearly that gender should not be the determining factor but rather… Continue reading
Happy Monday – parts of the soul?
Hey folks, How are you doing this Monday. Hope you had a good weekend. There’s some really good stuff in Republic IV – so keep your reading going and look forward to it. At one point, Plato gets back to “justice in an individual.” (section 435) He… Continue reading
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 →
21. October 2009 by Arrian
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