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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 18: Civilization More than Telephones and Electric Lights

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Frank Breslin

The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Question 3: What is meant by civilization is more than "telephones and electric lights"? Civilization means more than comf...

A Very Special Gift for you

Byron Williams | Posted 12.25.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

Though you were No. 1 on my shopping list, it was difficult to find the right gift. After much deliberation, I realized it was useless spending countl...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 17: The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Questions 1 & 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

1. What is Plato's view of Socrates? A more important question would be: Was Plato telling the truth about Socrates? Not the Socrates of legend as ...

Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.07.2016 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Since I started covering the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in 2010, I have been fed the same three boilerplates by the U.S. military about the war a...

Puppet Masters of Media Propaganda, Banking and War Profiteering, Tactical Diversions and False Flag Deceptions, Boogieman Terrorists, Police Brutality Against It's Citizens, The Big Picture of Global Politics and Change We Must To Live Again

Steve Robertson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Steve Robertson

Part I Puppet Masters of Media Propaganda In this day and age of vast amounts of news and media that bombard and compete for public attention fewer a...

Greenway Court Theater's Brilliant New Adaptation of Orwell's "1984" Serves Up an Interactive and Entertaining Tour-de-Force

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 10.24.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Greenway's 1984 Marquee - Photo by Kristen Addix "...the past is unchangeable." "Wrong!" "...the force of gravity works." "Wrong!" "...two plus two e...

How to Salvage Meaningful Conversation in the Social Media Age

Tom Cohen | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Tom Cohen

The answer is to strive for quality rather than quantity. To live and think well is based upon self-discipline, consideration and cooperation. None of these tenets are antithetical to social media, only unutilized.

Missing My Muses -- The Beauty of Family Noises from a Writer-Parent Experiencing Too Much Solitude

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

I am missing my family. They are at a Buddhist camp in New England, they have no cellphone signal, and I haven't spoken directly with them for 8 full...

Why Philosophy?

Miguel Martinez-Saenz | Posted 07.27.2016 | College
Miguel Martinez-Saenz

What passes as argument on most news media outlets hardly resembles the sort of dialogue that might help to increase awareness of our myriad contempor...

Plato On The 'Dead White Man' Chopping Block

Christopher Witte | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Christopher Witte

Unlike most individuals, I picked up Plato's famous work The Republic willingly. With a two-and-a-half millennia pedigree and a reputation as the "cornerstone of western philosophy", I felt it was high time to broaden my mind and get a glimpse into the origins of European thought.

Billionaires in Chains...Redefining Freedom

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

The appeal of a billionaire "telling it like it is" has me thinking about Money, Investing and the key American ideal of Liberty. I am wondering if a...

And the Child Shall 'Child' Me -- How Children Help Us Flourish at Every Age and Stage

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Would a better term for the raising of a child be 'childing'? I did some gumshoe work. Turns out the term 'childing' first arrived on the scene around 1250 A.D. Collins American dictionary defines it as: "bearing a cluster of newer blossoms around an older blossom."

In Defense of Western Civilization

Richard Finger | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

Last month, undergraduates at Stanford University resoundingly beat back a proposal to return, after a near three decade absence, the study of Western...

Oh Say Can You See? Why our offices, labs and research fields should be peopled by kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

An article in the New York Times related how the offhand query of a young graduate student has spurred seasoned medical researchers on viruses to make...

The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

5 Mother's Day Books for Feminist Moms Who Also Are Women of Faith

Celia Wexler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Celia Wexler

Just because we are mothers doesn't mean we've left our brains, or our feminism, at the delivery room door. This Mother's Day, feminist moms like me who also are women of faith would appreciate any of these books. They reassure us that we are not alone in our struggles trying to practice our faith, whatever it may be, in the face of entrenched patriarchy.

The Age of Childing -- A New Pathway to Flourish as Individuals and As a Society

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

When I signed on to Facebook this morning, it informed me that today was the Day of the Child. If we are going to give genuine and heartfelt tributes to children, how do we best go about doing that?

The Wisdom of Knowing We Know Nothing at All

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

The other day my 10-year-old son said, "You know, my favorite people are babies and seniors." "Why is that," I asked? "Well, babies just joined the w...

Aborted? Why Not? Adopted? Why?

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kathryn Atkins

Fact: Every person on this earth comes here by the same means. We are conceived, and we are born. If those two steps didn't happen, we wouldn't be he...

The Forgotten

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.17.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ancient myths tell us that we become truly teachable only in suffering enough defeat. As students, what we know is much less a statement about how enlightened we are, then it is a testimony of gratitude to have been blessed by the boundlessness of the journey.

The Future of the Past

Francis Levy | Posted 02.12.2017 | Arts
Francis Levy

The notion of free expression is almost quaint. Will the equivalent of history texts in the year 5000 record a period in civilization where people act...

The Dance -- A Valentine's Day Love Story

Christopher Phillips | Posted 02.14.2017 | Arts
Christopher Phillips

Ceci and I took our first dance class together in the fall of 1996, after spotting an announcement posted on the bulletin board at the café.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.09.2017 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.15.2016 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."