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Listen to a stone

For A and J

Plato wrote in his Phaedrus that the ‘first prophecies were the words of an oak’ and that those who lived at that time found it rewarding enough to ‘listen to an oak or a stone, so long as it was telling the truth’.

~ Wikipedia


Transformation, Inspiration

Middle School Philosophy, Day One

Starting today, I am teaching a seminar on philosophy to a group of ten 7th graders and 8th graders at my son’s charter school. We will meet 45 minutes a day for three or four days a week. 329 more words


The Platonic Ideal of '80s Soft Drink Commercials



The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. – Plato


Inside the Mind of Montaigne: On Repentance

After reading only five of Montaigne’s essays for MARS this semester, I’ve taken up the task of writing my own modern essay. The fact that I’m taking time to write a personal essay on a personal blog in the 21st century is an incredible extension of Montaigne’s own work in itself. 1,015 more words


6 Quotes From Profound Thinkers From “Humility”

I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. David Bobb’s book Humility (you can read my full book review by clicking here). The book was partially a challenge for us to cultivate this virtue in our individual lives and in the fabric of our nation. 172 more words