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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.

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October 9, 2020

Thanks to Taiwo Olanrewaju-Lasisi, a 2020 HMU Fellow in Ideas, for today’s post.

Ancient philosophies and concepts in humanities, especially regarding ethical values and moral principles, have served as a primitive herald and landmark on which many ethics in the field are built upon. Justice, fairness, integrity, honesty, individual freedom and liberty, civic rights and universal suffrage, are some of the ethical values. The ancient philosophers have similar,

 » Read more about: Juxtapositions of Ethics and Morality by Ancient Philosophers and Their Implications for the Humanities Field  »

June 29, 2018

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

“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” – Winston Churchill

Alexis de Tocqueville recognized that democracy presented major changes in the political world which would also affect the social world.

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