What can we learn from a farce about banishment? Where do politics, nature and religion collide with the absurd? Listen to more Combat and Classics.
Let’s do some more Plato! Alcibiades is one of the most famous figures in military history. An incredibly successful Athenian general who fled to Athens’ enemy Sparta after being charged with with sacrilege. He and Socrates had a very complicated relationship. This particular dialogue raises questions about the nature of justice and who is worthy to lead. Listen to more Continue Reading …
Join us for a discussion with Martin L. Cook, Distinguished Visiting Professor at United States Air Force Academy. Prior to that, Professor Cook was Admiral James B. Stockdale Professor of Professional Military Ethics at the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Naval War College. He is also co-editor of The Journal of Military Ethics. Professor Cook was Continue Reading …
Join Lise, Jeff and Brian for a conversation on Book I of the Republic. BUT FIRST! How to approach the “Great Books”: How do you start from scratch with no background or without a group? We hope you like it! November 11, 2016 Ep. 1: Sophocles’ Ajax Listen to more Combat and Classics.
Join Lise, Jeff and Brian as they discuss Sophocles’ Ajax, the story of a great Greek warrior who takes his own life on the beach of Troy. For more information, check out this article about the Theater of War project, which puts on productions of Ajax and other plays by Sophocles all over the country. The article also includes powerful videos Continue Reading …
Join Lise, Jeff and Brian for the kickoff podcast explaining a little what we’re about. Spoiler alert: it’s a strange brew of classical literature, military history and culture, and the human experience of war. Listen to more Combat and Classics.
As the heat of summer is causing me to spend as much time trying to stay cool as is humanly possible (and hopefully you as well, dear reader), we want to let you know about some of the upcoming Not School seminars that you can enjoy whilst pondering some of life’s more existential issues (such as: mojito or bud light lime).
Everybody’s out “America-ing” this weekend, but we want to take a moment from your patriotic revelry to remind you of some of our PEL Not School seminars coming up in July.
Hey all, we’re back again to tempt you into digging deeper into upcoming live online seminar proposals in our Not School and Citizen Forum. We have, as El Guapo would say, a plethora of options for you.
Come to the Intro Readings in Philosophy Seminar on Montaigne on Sun. June 5, 5pm Eastern. Or check out the Citizens’ Forum for proposals on Film as Art and D&D, or join the in-progress group studying the positions of the presidential candidates before that’s old news. Better yet, propose your own group!
Join a Not School group for big fun this Sunday!
It’s May! Check out what’s happening in Not School groups, or feel free to propose your own.
Come get involved in the coming month with a Not School group, or propose your own!
Is “Hungernachdeutschphilosophie” a made up word? Maybe, but it works.
The first session of the newly revived group, led 3/20/16 by Brian Wilson of Combat & Classics fame (a St. John’s thing). Featuring Steve Kurtz, Stacey Morris, Roger Crandy, Nick Eddy, Justin Modra, James Lee, and Cathy Reisenwitz.
Something for the Ubermensch in all of us: Hobbes, Nietszche, Dennett, some Intro to Philosophy readings starting with Plato, and don’t forget the Aftershow on Hegel! Get in on Not School’s offerings for March!
Seminars are now scheduled for Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Montaigne, free with your PEL Citizenship You can sign up for all four, and help us develop an Intro readings drinking game.