Learning and the Soul in Plato's allegory of the cave
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Learning and the Soul

In Plato’s Republic the allegory of the cave reveals that each of us has a unique capacity to learn.

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Why are we here?

In 1977 a team of NASA scientists sent two spacecraft into the distant reaches of our universe.

Stake in the ground.
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On Inequality

What is the Origin of the Inequality among Mankind? Jean Jacques Rousseau’s now classic work, ask the question most powerfully.

The Death of Socrates Artist:Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels) Date:1787 Medium:Oil on canvas. - Liberal Arts Education and Philosophy
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Apology

So persuasively did they speak; and yet they have hardly uttered a word of truth. Read one of Plato’s most powerful works.

A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany (1789) by Joseph Wright of Derby. Courtesy Tate Britain, London
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We need a new Romanticism

Neuroscience was part of the dinner conversation in my family, often a prerequisite for truth. Want to talk about art? Not without neuroscience.

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This is Water

This is Water is a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace on 21st May 2005 at Kenyon College.

J.M.W. Turner - The Burning of the Houses of Parliament. Liberal Arts and Learning
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Learning changes you

Higher education has now joined the ­growing list of subjects about which it is increasingly difficult to have an informed public argument.

Ministers sit at a round dinner-table guzzling guineas, while through the window is seen a hungry mob. James Gillray, 1795. Liberal Arts
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Wealth

Humanity must reply to this question, or be shaken to pieces by it.