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Category: Order

We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.


July 2, 2021 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. “thing within thing up to the very pinnacle of source” – Plotinus When two mirrors face each other, whatever appears in the mirror seems to endlessly repeat. Actually, light bounces off the surface duplicating the image each time. The endless reflections are all …

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September 14, 2018 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Shakespeare is a favorite topic of mine, and of many of our students. Recently, I read and discussed Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. Though we didn’t have time to compare it to Chaucer’s poem Troilus and Criseyde, I wanted to spend a few moments …

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August 3, 2018 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Each quarter, Harrison Middleton University hosts a Quarterly Discussion. This discussion is open to students and non-students alike. They focus on a short text which everyone reads prior to the discussion. I thoroughly enjoy these because they give me a chance to break …

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When you watch a flock of birds, do you wonder…how, exactly, are they moving in tandem? There must exist an energy, invisible, but powerful enough to be experienced by more than one being. Music also contains an energy, rhythm, which individuals sense individually. We each, as they say, ‘walk to the beat of our own …


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