Author: Classical Pursuits

GUEST BLOG – Don Whitfield invites you to engage in friendly argument about David Hume

GUEST BLOG – Don Whitfield invites you to engage in friendly argument about David Hume

There are many, many books that seek to communicate the complex philosophical ideas of great thinkers by presenting them in language that the authors feel is easier to understand than the original works. Some of these books are very successful in doing so – the original works are sometimes written […]

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GUEST BLOG – Betty Ann Jordan on Looking at Photographs with Susan Sontag

GUEST BLOG – Betty Ann Jordan on Looking at Photographs with Susan Sontag

“Like a pair of binoculars with no right or wrong end, the camera makes exotic things near, intimate, and familiar things small, abstract, strange, much farther away.” –Susan Sontag In Susan Sontag’s essay collection On Photography, every sentence is a zinger, and almost every idea a game-changer. Written in a […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — The American Civil War in Richmond, Virginia

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — The American Civil War in Richmond, Virginia

Just back from the capitol of the Confederate States of America, where we all deepened our understanding of this defining event. We had an extraordinary time approaching this ever-fascinating and perplexing war that still occasionally erupts in skirmishes. Rosemary Gould was our fantastic discussion leader. What striking cultural contrasts we […]

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