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Notes on Plato’s Symposium

The following are notes on Plato’s Symposium. They may not contain anything new, just remarks on one of Plato’s greatest works written after confronting common contemporary perceptions of... Read More | Share

Notes on the Antikythera mechanism and modernity

There is no need to present the Antikythera mechanism yet again. Enough has been published on the peculiarities of this remarkable wonder of Antiquity. In a few words, the mechanism, discovered by... Read More | Share

The modern economy: in freedom or in servitude?

We are often told by apologists of modern civilization that we are now living in a wealthier and more educated society than was the case at the beginning of the 20th century. The... Read More | Share

The West and the march to progress

The notion of progress is one that could very well characterize how modernity thinks of itself.  Theoretically, this concept goes back to the development in the sciences of the notion of... Read More | Share

St. Augustine’s Political Philosophy

Augustine himself, however, unlike Ambrose in Milan, was never an actual politician. He taught rhetoric that no doubt prepared lawyers and judges for public life, but it was a life which, at the... Read More | Share

Aristotle on economics

Aristotle taught that economics is concerned with both the household and the polis and that economics deals with the use of things required for the good (or virtuous) life. As a pragmatic or... Read More | Share

Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes

The book of Ecclesiastes occupies a unique position in the Bible due to its prevalent sense of pessimism and absence of God’s intervention in our world. In fact, the all-pervading mood of a... Read More | Share

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