Colin Jones’ Essay on Circular Logics

I: Introduction Peter Kalkavage captures best what motivated the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus to overturn the ancient Greco-Roman astronomical model solidified by Ptolemy in his Almagest. Kalkavage writes: “[Ptolemy] is not setting out to ‘explain the world’ in the sense of getting at the true causes of motion and paths of the heavenly bodies. [...] …

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Felicia Good’s Essay on Conjugate Diameters in Conics

                     The Marriage of Growth and Certainty in Conjugate Diameters                      Mathematics are often adored for their straightforward, factual nature. While problems can be challenging, mathematical calculations provide a comfortable logic in which terms are defined and one can choose from a toolbox of operations to work towards a clear goal. The well-educated high school math …

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In Which The Essay Is Synonymous with Mary Shelley’s Monster And The Core Curriculum Is Victor Frankenstein by Jon Gumz, 2016

Note: Intro of an Essay Intro In the Integral Program reading secondary source texts is almost entirely unheard of; unless one (or some) of the innumerable bureaucrats here among the Saint Mary’s College of California family deem that the best way to read the Great Books is to, in fact, not read them, but rather, …

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Wise Words Relating to Plato’s Phaedo by Andrew Penman, 2017

“Live Your Life” So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion. Respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long, and its purpose …

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A Terrestial Debate by Reuben Delay, 2016

For the greater part of recorded history, the heavens and their motions have been subject to heated scrutiny and various hypotheses. At first glance, we observe several bodies that move in our sky and conclude that because of their regular appearance, they must be revolving around us. Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria was a well known …

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