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Wisely and Slow: Salutary Advice For Students in the New Year II

Today is an excellent day for me to post the salutary advice that I have gathered from the wisest man in the world, with whom, as I have mentioned before, I have a direct (but carefully guarded) line of communication. … Continue reading

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“Liberal Arts Is Best Preparation for Business Careers…”

Speaking of secondary reasons to pursue a liberal education, did I mention that pursuing the liberal arts is the best preparation for a successful career? For those of you who are still wavering on this point, don’t take my word for … Continue reading

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Socrates And Making Money

Scott Samuelson wrote a very good piece in the Opinion pages of the WSJ making two excellent points. Liberally educated people do in fact make more money on average than non liberally educated people. Liberal education is not about making money! … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 3

Langley: Greetings Socrates! I see that you are looking amused this morning. Socrates: Good morning Langley. Yes I was just thinking of something humorous related to our previous discussion which ended rather abruptly. But I am happy to see you … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 2

Socrates: I trust that you enjoyed your meal. Langley: Yes very much thank you. Socrates: Then we may as well proceed where we left off. Langley: I agree, then we shall….but wait….we must remind ourselves of the question. Do you perchance … 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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A Third Reason Why Philosphy is The Best and Most Noble Music

Let’s see if we can make this argument quickly and effectively! We have given two reason why Socrates said that “Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music.” We now present a third. Maybe there are more than three? But … Continue reading

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ὡς φιλοσοφίας μὲν οὔσης μεγίστης μουσικῆς

Well, its time to give one more reason to support Socrates when he said that Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music Otherwise I might forget it and then where will we be? As we mentioned, one reason that … Continue reading

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The First Reason Why Philosophy Is The Best And Noblest Music

The first reason why philosophy is the best and noblest music is taken from what music shares with all the fine arts but has in a preeminent degree. All the fine arts are works of reason. (I prefer to say that … Continue reading

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“The noblest and best music”

In light of the prior post we really can’t avoid asking the question “for what reasons did Socrates say that philosophy is the noblest and best of music?” (Socrates…I guess it must be Socrates, or at least a bust of … Continue reading

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