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The Common Good

Some years ago I was teaching a course in 18th Century political philosophy and had an especially good class. One of my former students had become an attorney and was friends with our Congressman whom he brought to class one day. 591 more words

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What came before is important to what is now, and what is to come…

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana

When I was a teenager learning to drive a car, I attended driving lessons.

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Contemplation

By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is...

By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all. – George Santayana: http://dlvr.it/D0yGzX

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The Past Dictates the Future

  If you are like me, you’ve seen more than your fair share of time travel movies. Whether it was Marty McFly and the Professor or ‘Planet of the Apes’, there is one thing that is always a core theme of these stories. 329 more words

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A conception not reducible to the small change of daily...

A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud. 7 more words

George Santayana
“Almost every wise saying
has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.”
George Santayana
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