Boys, and Their Names

Boys, and Their Names

“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare I think I now have confidence that it is not just me. There is something about boys and their names. When I was little I would look for places to write my name. In fact even just the first letter, inscribed the...
The Time to Go to School

The Time to Go to School

“And the final outcome of education, I suppose we’d say, is a single newly finished person, who is either good or the opposite.” Plato, Republic Thinking about education is one of the most central and thorny of questions for parents. This time of year is usually a...
Bird-Watching and Philosophy

Bird-Watching and Philosophy

“Animals differ from one another in their modes of subsistence, in their actions, in their habits, and in their parts.” Aristotle, The History of Animals Sometimes I am asked what I recommend to prepare young people for doing philosophy. There are of course different...
Drama Like No Other

Drama Like No Other

  It makes no small difference, then, whether we form habits of one kind or another from our very youth; it makes a very great difference, or rather all the difference.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics It is not unusual, especially when we’re studying ethics, to have...

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