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In Awe of Art: Plato and Poetry

In the Republic, Plato argues that an education in poetry or art more broadly understood is essential to the education of children. In one of my favourite passages, he says that we must "seek out craftsmen who are by nature... Continue Reading →

The Sea Was Angry that Day: George Costanza as paraphrased by J.M.W. Turner and M. Ward

In an iconic Seinfeld episode, "The Marine Biologist," George Costanza becomes the unlikely salvation of a whale whose blowhole is obstructed by a golf ball. As George famously says, "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old... Continue Reading →

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