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Commonplaces from Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein

Posted on June 21st, 2015

"Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” — Epicurus"Nothing is enough for the ma...

Commonplaces from Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies by George H. Smith

Posted on September 18th, 2014

“In 1814, Thomas Jefferson denounced one of the "Great Books of the Western World," Plato's Republic: “‘While wadin...

Commonplaces from The Iliad: (The Stephen Mitchell Translation) by Homer

Posted on July 29th, 2014

They were like a steep cliff at the edge of the restless sea, which stands firm against the swift paths of the whi...

Commonplaces from The Spirit of Laws by Baron de Montesquieu

Posted on June 26th, 2014

“I beg one favour of my readers, which I fear we'll not be granted me; this is, that they will not judge by a few ho...

Commonplaces from The Republic of Plato Translated with Introduction and Notes by Francis MacDonald Cornford

Posted on June 16th, 2014

"We are not the first who have aspired to rule; the world has ever held that the weaker must be kept down by the str...

Commonplaces from The Orator's Education, Volume I: Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical Library) by Quintilian and Donald A. Russell

Posted on May 19th, 2014

"anyone who takes great pleasure in Cicero can have good hopes of himself." Petrarch in a 1374 autobiographical let...

Commonplaces from "Jeffrey Brenzel: The Essential Value of a Classic Education"

Posted on April 26th, 2014

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Essential Value of a Classic Education JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean ...

Commonplaces from Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems by Jules Evans

Posted on March 31st, 2014

I believe that schools, universities, and adult education should offer some guidance to people, not just for their ca...

Commonplaces from Journal of Discourses, Volume 14, Discourse 12: Gathering the Saints, Etc.

Posted on March 24th, 2014

A miracle is supposed to be a result without a cause, but there is no such thing. There is a cause for every ...

Commonplaces from A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000 by Bruce Kuklick

Posted on March 11th, 2014

1 Calvinism and Jonathan Edwards 2 Philosophy and Politics American Republicanism "The Founders we...

Christopher Hurtado

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.