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Gateways to Philosophy and the Search for Truth

As the school year opens here at St. John’s, all of our new freshman and many of our new graduate students are reading two books in particular: Euclid’s Elements and Homer’s Iliad, two of my favorite books on the Program. Euclid’s Elements serves as an exemplar of guidance in an activity we try to undertake […]

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Summer Reads

Perhaps because I’m the president of a college where we read and study some of the greatest books ever written, I’m often asked what I have on my summer reading list. I suspect people wonder whether I ever read the sort of light literature that is so popular in the summertime and on vacations, or whether it’s […]

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Inspiration

The year is once again coming to a close. We take time at the holidays to leave work behind and reconnect with family and friends. Let us try to remember to carve out a little time for quiet—to silently stare at a crackling fire, to sip a warm drink while watching children and pets play in […]