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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

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

Do We Need Human Rights?

I hate to say it’s all relative – but it seems to be the case when it comes to COVID. You see, depending on where you live, your experience of this pandemic has been completely different… from the government response… to your ability to move about… to the scale and fear of the daily numbers.

Mimesis: Aristotle vs. Plato on Poetry

Written by Visnja Bojovic, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In a previous article, we discussed Aristotle’s inspiration to write the Poetics (a treatise on drama and literary theory), and the notion of catharsis that emerged as a result. As we concluded, it is highly probable that Aristotle’s treatise was written in response to Plato’s criticism of

What is it to be Happy?

Time to stretch out the old noggin today, dear reader. We’ve got a philosophical inquiry on our hands proposed by our senior editor Alex Barrientos… one that I think we can all agree is probably the most important question we can ask. As such, I’ll get straight into it. “As for a topic I’d like

#CancelCulture: Lessons from the Ancient World (PART 2)

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Classical Wisdom for Modern Minds You remember our mandate. Here we believe classical wisdom can ring true for modern minds. The great minds of classical antiquity still have much to teach us. You need only show up to class. And if you’d like to know how this