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Book Review: Socrates In The City

Socrates In The City:  Conversations On “Life, God, And Other Small Topics,” edited by Eric Metaxas It is easy to see what Metaxas is trying to do with this work, and it is something that can (and probably should) be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Days Of Socrates

The Last Days Of Socrates, by Plato This classic translation of some of Plato’s works is united around the theme of Plato’s writings about the trial and death of Socrates.  At a reasonable size (around 200 pages including the endnotes), … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle:  How Wars Of The Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson This book has a deeply poignant feel to it that makes it a very worthwhile book … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To Natural Science

A Student’s Guide To Natural Science, by Stephen M. Barr Admittedly, this book did not do a very good job at appealing to me when it comes to natural science.  Even so, the fact that the author spends a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To Political Philosophy

A Student’s Guide To Political Philosophy, by Harvey C. Mansfield I must admit that I have always been deeply interested in the subject of political philosophy, as soon as I became aware of it [1].  This book is probably not … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Unseriousness Of Human Affairs

On The Unseriousness Of Human Affairs:  Teaching, Writing, Playing, Believing, Lecturing, Philosophizing, Singing, Dancing, by James V. Schall If unseriousness is not a word, it deserves to be.  A great deal of that which is worthwhile in life is unserious, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Docilitas

Docilitis:  On Teaching And Being Taught, by James V. Schall, S.J. It is perhaps unsurprising that this book is made up of writings relating to being teachable.  The title of this book is an unfamiliar (at least to me) Latin … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To Philosophy

A Student’s Guide To Philosophy, by Ralph M. McInerny In reading this book I was struck by the pro-Catholic nature of the author of the book, who forthrightly admitted he was a Thomist and whose defense of philosophy made it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Delights And Shadows

Delights And Shadows, by Ted Kooser This book was a well-earned winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2004.  After having read two previous books by this poet, I figured that I had a pretty good sense of the … Continue reading

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Category Error: A Case Study In Bad Logic

Did you know that hating white people was racist, and that hating men was sexist?  Did you know that bashing on millennials as a generation (as tempting as that can be for many) was ageist?  If the obviously rhetorical questions … Continue reading

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