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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.


April 13, 2018 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. “The difference between the present and the past is that the conscious present is an awareness of the past in a way and to an extent which the past’s awareness of itself cannot show.” – T. S. Eliot I used to work for …

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October 20, 2017 Thanks to Alissa Simon for today’s post. Kant’s Science of Right takes time to read. In the Science of Right, Kant explains the interaction of theory with practice when defining ownership, rights, and equity. I find it difficult to pull short sections from his writing because all of his arguments build upon …

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January 27, 2017 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s blog. “What is the ultimate goal of conversation? It is to produce a meeting of minds.” – Mortimer J. Adler Not all conversation is legitimate, in the terms of Mortimer Adler, founder of the Great Books Foundation. In this 45 minute presentation, he discusses …

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