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Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my lasts posts we talked about the move from pre-skeptic to skeptic to post-skeptic.  We underscored the purpose of the Academy as the pursuit of knowledge starting with basic things.  Now we need to consider...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education When did philosophy begin?  We have a very specific date for this.  May 28, 585 B.C.  We can even narrow it down further to the time of day.  I don’t know that any other discipline has...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my previous post I discussed the need for common ground.  If there is no common ground then we cannot come to agreement.  Common ground begins with reason as that by which we understand.  The Academy...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my lasts posts we talked about the move from pre-skeptic to skeptic to post-skeptic.  We underscored the purpose of the Academy as the pursuit of knowledge starting with basic things.  Now we need to consider...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education This is the third part in my series on the Academy.  In my previous post I considered the pre-skeptic.  You are a pre-skeptic when you think you know but you do not know.  There is the appearance...

The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education.  I am starting a series on the Academy. We need to assess the state of the Academy and the challenges it faces. This includes questions about its purpose and how it achieves that purpose. It can be...