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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.


June 19, 2020

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

Quotes from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Defence of Poetry (written in 1821) compose the bulk of today’s post. This work eloquently explains the connection between imagination and reality. It also alludes to the idea that poetry is an innate human trait. While I need to better understand his meanings and his ideas about poetry, I found the following quotes inspirational in light of today’s present climate.

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July 24, 2015

July’s Quarterly Discussion focused on Immanuel Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals. Reading Kant can be very challenging. One has to learn and understand his terminology and then be able to trace a single thread of an argument for pages and pages. For some reason, this seems more difficult in a language like Kant’s than in, say, a novel. Kant was thorough and scientific. Admittedly, the Metaphysics of Morals was a daunting,

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