Symposium

Plato, Symposium: This is one of Plato’s literary masterpieces, along with the Republic. It contains several speeches on the nature of love given by …

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Émile

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Émile: Despite misanthropic tendencies and profound failure as a father, Rousseau deigns to offer advice on educating a child disconnected from peers …

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Phaedo

Plato, The Phaedo: Plato’s Phaedo is about the meaning of life and death. Socrates is about to be executed and his friends challenge his …

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Pensées

Blaise Pascal, Pensées: The Pensées are an enduring testament to the powers and limitations of human expression. Pascal wrote about our self-love, the grandeur …

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Mencius, The

Mencius, The Mencius: Dr. Anthony Fauci’s face palm behind a president railing against the “Deep State Department” illustrates an age-old problem: what to do …

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