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Classics Rock Star

NB**Today is the LAST DAY you can get tickets to our Inaugural Symposium, as well as all the recordings of the event…You can get the Two Day Pass for only $22.50 (that’s less than 2 movie tickets!) See below for details. You will want to watch because we have a genuine Rock Star of the

Do we NEED to hear Opinions we don’t like?

I’m going to start off today’s mailbag with a Dare. Whatever side of the political spectrum you happen to find yourself…next time you are watching the News, I dare you to watch your opposing side’s channel for at least 5 minutes. If you get your current events from CNN or MSNBC, for example, switch on

Do Philosopher Queens Exist?

You know how it goes… all ancient men hated women. Right? And Socrates… well, he was a terrible husband. So surely that means he wouldn’t have anything nice to say about the ‘fairer’ sex. And then, there is the Woman Question… It’s a scene in Plato’s Republic…. The debate between Glaucon and Socrates is over

Is Aristotle Relevant to Democracy?

It’s time to take a philosophical deep dive… We all know Aristotle is one of the great pillars of ancient philosophy… we also know that’s he’s not particularly easy to read. Nonetheless, his Politics stands as one the seminal works on the topic… but two and half thousands years later, we have to ask: Is

Should We Learn “Outdated” History?

It seems like most holidays start with a bit of throat clearing nowadays… Followed by a few caveats… and the inevitable, “well… actually…”. I’m acutely aware of this because I’m regularly tasked with the job of explaining American holidays and their corresponding customs both to my five year old and local friends down here in

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