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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Defining the Numberless Magnitudes: A Euclid Essay by Joshua Spooner, 2018

Euclid’s strange world of geometry, despite its peculiarities, progresses smoothly through four books from angles, to triangles on to squares, from circles to polygons and even combinations of all of these geometric objects. Book V of Euclid’s Elements presents its reader with a strikingly different and complex realm of magnitudes and ratios which cannot be …

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Playing Euclid: Alternative Proof by Julia Stanislav, 2018

Freshman Julia Stanislav has taken up the Euclidean challenge and given her own account of an alternate proof to Euclid Book V Propostion 22. Here is what Julia had to offer: If there be any number of magnitudes whatever, and others equal to them in multitude, which taken two and two together are in the …

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