Daily Archives: February 3, 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 1: Reeds

https://pixabay.com/en/sea-beach-reed-wave-seaside-water-2438712/ *** REEDS *** Virgil pulls a reed To tie around Dante’s waist The reed grows back fast *** NOTE: Purgatory is a place of good surprises. It is also a place where repentant sinners purge pride. The humble reed … Continue reading

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NOTES on Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes (John Michael Wright – National Portrait Gallery: NPG 225) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is a philosopher whose work has been important in political philosophy as well as in ethics. Hobbes believed that although Humankind is selfish by nature, it … Continue reading

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