Category Archives: Philosophy

The Great Courses: The Birth of the Modern Mind: the Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Once again, Audible delivered the goods. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this excellent lecture series by Professor Alan Charles Kors. For those of you who study philosophy, the content may not bring anything new to the table, but for the rest of us I found it immensely enlightening. Some other reviewers have been overly harsh about Professor Kors’s delivery and… Read on

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La Rochefoucauld’s Birthday

Today we mark the birth of one of the 17th century’s most influential French philosophers, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, who was born on this day, 15th of September, 1613 in Paris, France. My husband, who graduated from Durham University with a First in Philosophy (I’m not boasting, just proud of him) has a few very… Read on

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Good Quote

“One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.” – Thomas Sowell

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Good Quote

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be… Read on

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Another Good Shakespeare Quote

Troilus and Cressida “The common curse of mankind, – folly and ignorance”. – (Act II, Scene III).

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Good Quote on Femininity

I used to look as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as smart. No one is more feminist than me, but you don’t have to look like you don’t care. You can be smart, bright and attractive to others – and to yourself.” – Catherine Zeta-Jones

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