Category Archives: discussion

The Purpose of Classical Education – An Unintended Dialogue

Every so often we need to remind ourselves of the point of a classical education. As readers of these pages know, the phrase classical education is just a clever way to cloak our real meaning which is Liberal Education. But present fashions dictate … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why Things Are Difficult to Understand: Wisely and Slow Part IV

As has been thoroughly set forth and expounded here in a beautiful succinct and brilliant paper on this very subject, there are seven times when we need to go wisely and slow in our path towards wisdom, that is in … Continue reading

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In Which the Lion and Ox Discuss the Furies

Lion:  That last post about Aeschylus’ Eumenides was too long – and frankly Langley began to lose me when he started talking about conscience. The lengthy citations were no help either. Ox: Yes, the post was rather long-winded. Langley talks … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 1

  Langley: Greetings Socrates, what a pleasure to meet you so early in the  morning here in the Agora! Socrates: Why bless my soul! Is it morning already? I suppose I have lost my sense of time. As a matter of fact … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Why “Does Nature Act For An End?” Is A Very Good Question

Today I mean to simply to go straight to the point. There will be no interruptions and I won’t even be taken questions! I find that this is the only way to really get things done. Sometimes we like to … Continue reading

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