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Plato’s Theatetus: Becoming for Each Other

Left to my own devices at lunch time, I set a spoon on fire while making soup. Rather than panicking, I efficiently dunked the spoon in the soup and stirred. And now I have a master chef tip for improving... Continue Reading →

Plato and Talking Your Way to Health: The Soul Doctor

In Ancient Greek, the word psyche, the root word for psychology and psychiatry, and generally translated today as "mind," could also be translated as soul.  In all of his dialogues, Plato focuses on how one might best achieve a healthy... Continue Reading →

Barking for Beans: How to Be A Better Person

My dog, Tim, has the bad habit of barking whenever he goes outside. It doesn't really even matter if there is something to bark at. He just has to announce, rather loudly, his presence in the world.  To get his... Continue Reading →

Bearing a Burden: Dante Wants to Carry Your Bags

As much as Dante's Divine Comedy is about the power of romantic love (as it is for the sake of Beatrice that Dante is willing to go through all of the terror of Inferno and the arduous climb of Purgatory),... Continue Reading →

Self Awareness for Self-Worth: Why I am not The Trampoline Queen

The purpose or telos of human existence according to Hegel is self-consciousness.  When someone is fully self-conscious the things that she thinks she knows are actually true.  In other words, when self-conscious or self-aware my perception of the world and, more... Continue Reading →

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