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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.

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February 5, 2016

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

A colleague suggested that I re-read Euclid as if his definitions were a poem. Considering I study poetry often, this sounded like a fun exercise. I was unprepared, however, for the depth of insight that followed. I already discussed how important it was for Euclid to be both precise and abstract, but I did not realize how truly applicable this revelation was.

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January 29, 2016

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

Let me begin by stating that organizing and leading Harrison Middleton University’s Quarterly Discussions is one of the best parts of my job. The participants always challenge me as do the texts and authors. This quarter, I chose something completely foreign to me and I am absolutely ecstatic with the result. For January’s discussion, we read from Euclid’s definitions in The Elements as well as a selection from Alfred North Whitehead’s Introduction to Mathematics.

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