Tag Archives: philosophy

How To Become An Atlantic Historian Without Really Trying

From time to time [1], I reflect on how one becomes something without conscious intention, or creates things without doing so consciously.  What is most striking to me is how these things happen in deeply obscure fields of study where … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Art Of Public Speaking: Lessons From The Greatest Speeches In History

Great Courses:  The Art Of Public Speaking:  Lessons From The Greatest Speeches In History, taught by Professor John R. Hale Admittedly, I am not the intended audience of this particular course, since it is focused on encouraging a greater respect … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Teaching And Writing Of History

On The Teaching & Writing Of History:  Responses To A Series Of Questions, by Bernard Bailyn This pleasant and modest work of about 100 pages contains a series of questions and answers where Bailyn expresses his own thoughts about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everything I Need To Know I Learned In The Twilight Zone

Everything I Need To Know I Learned In The Twilight Zone, by Mark Dawidziak Having read two of the previous volumes of the author written about Mark Twain, I was curious to see what else my local library system had … Continue reading

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The Apostolic Fathers As A Parting Of The Ways

In placing the Apostolic Fathers within the larger context of Christianity, it becomes increasingly clear the more one reads about Church History that the more the Apostolic Fathers are themselves present at a very early and very fateful parting of … Continue reading

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Craft Talk

It is always hard for me to tell others why it is I write.  It is not exactly as if writing is something writers are trying to encourage others to do.  I write, like I do most things, because I … Continue reading

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A Dialogue Not Recorded By Plato

I waited until the other aristocrats stopped asking him questions and then, while the fire still burned and before the mind had gotten dull enough to fall asleep, I came and asked him something that had been on my mind … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Proverbs Management Handbook

The Proverbs Management Handbook:  A Christian Manager’s Guide To Doing Business, by John A. Guderian [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While there is no shortage of books that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Matrix And Philosophy: Welcome To The Desert Of The Real

The Matrix And Philosophy:  Welcome To The Desert Of The Real, edited by William Irwin As someone who is a pretty regular reader of the pop culture and philosophy series of books [1], I have in mind a certain standard … Continue reading

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Book Review: James Bond And Philosophy

James Bond And Philosophy:  Questions Are Forever, edited by James B. South and Jacob M. Held As someone who has read a few books in this series of pop culture and philosophy crossovers [1], I went into it with the … Continue reading

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