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How Ought We to Live?: Philosophy and Its Challengers In Book I of Plato's Republic - My Completed Master's Essay

I am proud to announce that my Master’s Essay (thesis equivalent) for my graduate work at St. John’s College is complete. It is called “How Ought We to Live?: Philosophy and Its Challengers In Book I of Plato’s Republic.” I wrote it not only with an academic audience in mind, but with friends, family, and a general educated audience, too, for whom I hope I can make Plato appear as he is: permanently relevant and always exciting. 323 more words

Alex Knepper

First Post!

Hello Pittsburgh!

This will be my professional blog regarding Library and Information Science (LIS), issues pertaining to it, and much more!

I have interests in archives, special collections, library advocacy, serving under-served users, Pittsburgh history, paleography, book binding, book collecting, book history, world history, digital humanities, the Classics, and linguistics. 61 more words


The Many Santa Fes

The longer you live in a place, the more you see its different sides. I suppose that’s an obvious truism, but one that also rests on how much you throw yourself into various social strata and subcultures. 1,056 more words

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St. John's College

Comment below with your stories about St. John’s College. Were you a Johnnie? When did you graduate? Croquet parties? Did you attend when there was a Lacrosse team? 8 more words

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Tavern in Annapolis

There was a tavern in Annapolis that was rather unique. The owner was always behind the bar which was a gathering place for Professors from St. 51 more words

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The Socratic Method

Last week I was able to sit in on a high school class discussion on Plato’s Gorgias.

Back-story: I went to St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM… 406 more words

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Notes On Dialogue

Now comes the honorable Stringfellow Barr, a passionate advocate for the liberal arts as embodied in the so-called “new program” (conceived in 1937) at St. John’s College. 185 more words