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Bed of Roses - Block 3

When I begin a new quilting project, I soon form an impression or a feeling about the quilt.  The impression I have about Sue Garman’s “Bed of Roses” is that it is a perfect example of the quote by Aristotle: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.   235 more words

Taking one’s place in society

It has to be said that it nice to feel appreciated, to feel that one’s art is at last accepted and one’s genius is valued. 344 more words

On the first day of class, one of Elle’s professors quotes Aristotle in saying “Law is reason free from passion.”

Three years later, as she speaks at her class graduation, Elle says

No offense to Aristotle, but in my three years at Harvard I have come to find that passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of law — and of life.

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Into My Bookshelf: The Comedy of Errors

Today we’re getting into my tiny (admittedly) Shakespeare collection, and we’re starting with The Comedy of Errors. This is Shakespeare’s shortest play, and one of my least favorite, definitely the one I like the least of the ones I own. 299 more words

Charlotte Blackwood

Philosophy Fridays: Virtue Ethics (Aristotle)

This is just a quick snapshot of a philosophical tradition with a long history of argument and refinement. If you’re interested in it, I urge you to do extra research and come to your own conclusions regarding this philosophy. 619 more words


St. Aquinas was Right (Part 4)

So, summarizing many of my last posts, the artists depict what the psychologists’ research indicate: follow the Journey to satisfy the four needs of food, warmth, shelter, nurture, safety, belongingness, and self-esteem.   474 more words

The Battlefields of Troy

Rhesus by Euripides (?)

The evening is hot and steamy and my non English speaking taxi driver goes to great lengths to inform me we cannot go via Syntagma Square to get to Aristotle’s Philosophy Lyceum, the venue for Euripides’ … 750 more words

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