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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.


July 1, 2016 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Since language is such a foundational feature of culture, we honor this year’s independence by tracing the word itself. *Independence (n.): freedom from dependence from the French: indépendance first known use circa 1640 Independence first developed during the 1630s, meaning a “fact of …

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