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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 18, 2020 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. During this pandemicky year, a friend of mine has taken to writing me a letter every day. She usually includes details about the workday, family responsibilities, emotions of being at home, etc. A few times, she has included an old postcard, written more …

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October 27, 2017 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. In most cases, letter writing became fashionable only after the establishment of a postal service. However, state business has been conducted via the written letter since the beginning of formal governments. Our most recent Quarterly Discussion focused on six different letters from the …

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September 1, 2017 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Harrison Middleton University’s upcoming Quarterly Discussion will take a look at a number of historic letters. Personal correspondence offers a rich and fascinating look at culture and society. Dating back to ancient Rome, many letters (that remain today) were considered official documents and …

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