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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.


August 14, 2015

“Let Fame, which all hunt after in their Lives,/ Live register’d upon our brazen tombs,/ And so grace us in the disgrace of death:/ when spite of cormorant devouring time/ The endeavour of this present breath may buy/ That honor which shall bate his Scythe’s keen edge/ And make us heirs of all eternity.” — William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost, I.i.1-7

What is the difference between ego and pride?

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July 17, 2015

The beginning of the 2015 Tour de France and the completion of the 2015 Women’s World Cup introduces questions of the interplay between ego and experience. How does one become more than proficient, become expert, at a specific skill without elevating the ego beyond reasonable bounds? What would a reasonable boost in ego be? What is the purpose or role of the ego? Do we need it in order to achieve success?

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