Online Great Books Podcast
Summary: We discuss the great books, the great ideas and the process of liberal education.
#45- Plutarch on Progress in Virtue
#44- The Lost Tools of Learning
#43- Karl Drops Out Of School
#42- Harold Bloom, You'll Be Missed
#41- Gabriel Marcel on Avoiding The Loss Of Our Humanity
#40- Hobbes' Leviathan
#39- Emerson on Self-Reliance
#38- On Love
#37- A Scandal In Bohemia
#36- The Lord of the Rings Part 2
#35- The Lord of the Rings Part 1
If you don't believe in anything, how can you make meaningful art? Scott and Dr. Karl Schudt discuss their first encounter with philosopher-novelist Iris Murdoch. Her essay "Against Dryness" addresses that question, along with the ideas and forces that brought that question about.
Scott and Dr. Karl Schudt discuss Walker Percy's essay on how preconceived ideas about experiences cause us to overlook their essence.
Plato's Seventh Letter has it all - history, politics, epistemology, pedagogy. And the complaints of an old man who has watched his life's work...fail?
In the second installment of the Moments miniseries, seminar leader Karl Schudt reflects on the capricious and tenuous nature of our current political environment. As Thucydides reminds us, extreme partisanship is nothing new: "reckless audacity came to be considered the courage of a loyal supporter... prudent hesitation specious cowardice." And where there is partisan rancor, violence and revolution is often not far behind.