Commonplaces from Plotinus: Porphyry on Plotinus Ennead I with an English Translation by A. H. Armstrong

Posted on September 3rd, 2017

Preface I. The Enneads "But neither his writings nor Porphyry's description of his teaching (Life, 13 and 18) have ...

Commonplaces from Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads by Dominic J. O'Meara

Posted on September 1st, 2017

Epilogue: Plotinus in Western Thought "...various clichés about Plotinus, inherited wittingly or unwittingly from Ch...

Commonplaces from Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor, and Philosophical Practice by Stephen R. L. Clark

Posted on August 27th, 2017

Preface "By 'constructive' I mean that these images and metaphors were intended to be spiritual or imaginative exerc...

Commonplaces from Selections from Three Works by Francisco Suárez

Posted on June 21st, 2017

P. 116 16. P. 118 just or not unjust? P. 119 "dispensations from natural law"? P. 119 footnote 6 P. 120 "human law ou...

Commonplaces from "AA Long, the Stoic Revivalist"

Posted on June 15th, 2017

"Anyway, to go back to the question of can Stoicism be a practical ethics. Stoic ethics don’t make sense unless you h...

Commonplaces from SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Posted on March 28th, 2017

You have 2 highlighted passages You have 0 notes Last annotated on March 27, 2017 ‘They create desolation and call it...

Commonplaces from The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam by Thomas Cleary

Posted on March 26th, 2017

Islam does not demand unreasoned belief. Rather, it invites intelligent faith, growing from observation, reflection, ...

Commonplaces from Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

Part I: Writing Rules: How to Write Better (and How to Hate Writing Less 1: Everybody Writes "If you want to be a w...

Commonplaces from Inferno by Dante

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

You have 5 highlighted passages You have 1 note Last annotated on March 21, 2017 seeking for a sanctuary –Read more a...

Commonplaces from Book of Mormon by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Posted on March 21st, 2017

You have 4 highlighted passages You have 3 notes Last annotated on March 20, 2017 the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I t...

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Christopher Hurtado has over twenty-five years' experience teaching a broad range of subjects. He is self-taught in the classics, holds a Bachelor's in Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a serial entrepreneur with startup and takeover/turnaround experience in various industries. He has varying degrees of fluency in twelve languages and has lived and traveled abroad extensively. He lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife, Alysia, and their children.