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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.


December 25, 2020

Thanks to Sydney Files for today’s post. This post is part of the series Our Mission Extends Beyond Us.

At the International Commerce High Schools, all students start their educational experience by completing progressive foundational courses in several reference books. These courses are incredibly original to the International Commerce High Schools method because they ensure students develop the ability to be independent, self-directed learners. The curriculum teaches students how to use the available tools necessary for success in their high school curriculum and overall lifelong learning.

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June 28, 2019

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Letters often hold interest for me as a researcher and reader. They demonstrate humanity in ways that other writing cannot. People allow themselves a level of intimacy on paper that is not allowed in other areas of life. I love to write letters and I do lament that they are not as popular now as they once were. This is one of the reasons that I became interested in a collection of letters titled Velocity of Being,

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June 26, 2015

The search for knowledge is a crucial piece of humanity that traces back to the beginnings of man. Our ability to contain knowledge began as an oral tradition and slowly developed into readable texts, from ancient cave drawings to scrolls and, finally, to books. In the Advancement of Learning, Francis Bacon claims: “We see then how far the monuments of wit and learning are more durable than the monuments of power or of the hands.

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