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Reading Dickens

Every summer I have made it my habit to read a Dickens novel. “Yes,” you say “I have heard that before. The fact is that you have not read a Dickens novel for the past two-if not three summers!” Well … Continue reading

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The Three Catharses

Our current endeavor is to discuss how it is that liberal education frees a person from slavery, and even more specifically how it frees a person from the slavery to passion. In chapter 6 of the Poetics, Aristotle gives us … Continue reading

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Liberal education, Aristotle and Catharsis

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