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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 25, 2015

Today, the day that celebrates the birth of Jesus, presents the perfect opportunity to continue our discussion of utopia. To catch up on past conversations, visit the last blog posts about Utopia here: (Universal Spirit and Utopia  or Imperfect Ideal ).

Looking for Paradise”, a song by Alejandro Sanz and Alicia Keys, grounds today’s discussion. Feel free to listen while reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRFegcmOTPE.

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November 13, 2015

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel posits the idea of a universal spirit in his Philosophy of History. He bases his idea off of various historical accounts of specific civilizations, which found the backbone structure of this universal spirit. A focus on the general patterns of history grants an enlarged view of what society (as a structure) wants. The attainment of these desires can be achieved only through trial and error.

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