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A Confession

I find myself these days between the proverbial rock and a hard place. I begin to feel the pressures the average German must have felt in the teens of the last century as Hitler began his rise to power. 704 more words

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Aristotle and Improvisation

It is absurd to suppose that purpose is not present because we do not observe the agent deliberating. Art does not deliberate.

– Aristotle, Physics II.8, The Complete Works of Aristotle Vol. 75 more words

The Heart Collector: Love as Akrasia in Augustine & Plato

It is a curious set of phenomena that goes into humanity’s mental and spiritual lives. At the heart of the human experience there seems to lie a precarious conflict between the manifold forces of the soul, from the rational to the very irrational. 5,861 more words

Philosophy

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."---Aristotle

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A Frank Discussion (in ancient Greece)

A:  I’m the man.  I’ve been hired by your rulers, to convince all of you why you should be ruled.  They give me room and board, good food, and all the boys I want.  1,056 more words

Catharsis, the Medicine of the Mind

If I were forced to choose a favorite kind of literature- my “desert island” genre, if you will- I’m fairly sure it would be the Tragedy. 949 more words

True Friendship

I once wrote an eight page essay titled “Koality Friends” with two koalas holding hands drawn on the cover sheet.

I also made an alternative title page, which was placed above this one with a true title and contact information and no hand drawn picture of marsupials of any kind. 724 more words