Four great philosophies emerged from the Hellenistic world: hedonism, cynicism, Epicureanism, and Stoicism. The last two, especially, have shaped the entire course of western civilization.
If you’re looking for Lecture 12, my sincere apologies–I had a messup with the recorder. So, sadly, it only recorded about 3 seconds of the lecture. I’d post it, but it’s kind of a boring 3 seconds. Here’s… Read More
A short, 30 minute lecture/discussion as I gave the first quiz of the semester. The course lecture involved Plato’s understanding of the divine. Enjoy.
In Zen Buddhism, the lineage of student to master is extremely important—it is the channel through which the Dharma is transmitted. There is a story of a Zen Master traveling at night over a bridge known to be… Read More
Lecture 10 of Western Heritage: Socrates on Ethics and Plato on Democracy.