One of my all-time favorite passages from G.K. Chesterton. “Two Voices” from THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL (1904). This one from Chapter III of the Dover edition (1991).
A brief version of this appeared at https://home.isi.org/nothing-has-changed-least-fundamentally. A huge thank you to ISI for soliciting it. Below is the director’s cut. *** As another presidential election cycle comes to a conclusion and a new one already… Read More
Still booking through western civilization–but on schedule, amazingly enough. Here is the first lecture on the Medieval period. Or, perhaps more accurately, why you should never call the Middle Ages, “dark.” Here’s hoping you agree.
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.
Continuing with Socrates, focusing on the purpose and deeper meaning (here’s hoping!) of THE CRITO. Western Heritage, Lecture 9.
Key concepts of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (very hard to separate the three, one from another) Socrates (469-399b.c.); Plato (ca. 427-ca. 347b.c.); and Aristotle (385-322 b.c.) Teacher-student-student relationship Came at the very end of their civilization—but tied to… Read More