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Gregory B. Sadler
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a philosopher by training, trade, and inclination -- president and founder of ReasonIO -- I make complex philosophical texts and thinkers accessible to everyone, anywhere
a philosopher by training, trade, and inclination -- president and founder of ReasonIO -- I make complex philosophical texts and thinkers accessible to everyone, anywhere

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Spent part of the week redesigning one version of an online World Views and Values class, taught for college credit. For anyone interested, I have got another, longer, and not-for-credit version of that online course already built out and available here -http://reasonio.teachable.com/p/world-views-and-values

We cover selections of Plato, Epictetus, Boethius, Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx, and Marting Luther King, Jr. Take a look - you can even preview and explore some of the lessons, reflection questions, etc. from the first module on Plato's Republic!

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Continuing on through this section focused upon how individual self-consciousnesses come to grasp themselves through action, work, and their projects. . . . Hegel begins his analysis of a new concept, the "Heart of the Matter" or "Matter In Hand" (Sache selbst). . . .

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The latest piece at Stoicism Today - this one following out a few threads from my workshop at Stoicon 2016 on useful Stoic perspectives and practices for dealing with anger!

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From my experience, this discussion - very early on in the work - is where quite a few students encountering Aristotle for the first time, by being assigned the Categories, get quite confused. The matters being discussed aren't as murky or confusing as they might seem at first glance, though. . . .

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Here's an interesting piece to consider. I suspect the author goes a bit too far, and consumes a perhaps overly narrow spectrum of the media, but there is something to the notion that a good bit of the news/opinion bandwidth is taken up by talk about Trump, whether positive or negative.


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More examination on Hegel's part of the elements or interconnected aspects of purposive or meaningful action in these paragraphs, concluding with a "vanishing of the vanishing". . . .

Still making some excellent progress through this section of the Phenomenology. . . .

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#MKE #Stoic Fellowship - our second meeting is tonight!

We'll discuss some of the key ideas from Epictetus' Enchiridion, chaps. 1-5 (a short but dense read).

If you're in the area, and want to discuss Stoic philosophy and its applications to life, relationships, career, etc. stop on in - Shorewood Public Library, 6 PM


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In my view, it makes good sense to a) enjoy some of what climate change does, b) miss the snow we ought to have on the ground at the present here in Wisconsin, c) be concerned about the overall system and its trends, and d) realize that while climate change sometimes works out all right for certain areas it is making things much tougher in others.


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I've started producing some new Core Concept videos - this time on a work that we often assign students (poor kids!) as an introduction to Aristotle's thought, but which often proves quite difficult for them - Aristotle's Categories

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There's still several places available for the NY Stoic Camp, coming up at the end of August.
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