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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Oldest Religion


The Oldest Religion

Jonathan B. Coe
 

In a recent essay in this magazine, I failed to adequately define terms early in the piece and subsequently created confusion for some readers. This article will seek to rectify that problem and explore new dimensions in the original thesis. When a major airline suffers a plane crash, one of the first things investigators look […]

Humor as Virtue: Isaac Singer’s “Gimpel the Fool”

John M. Gist
 

Early on in the essay, “Is a Sense of Humor a Virtue?” John Lippitt asks the question, “Could it be, then, that exposure to a ‘virtuous’ sense of humor can make a difference to my character, and therefore be a useful tool in moral education?” At first glance it may appear self-evident that if one […]

“The Robbers”: A Checkup with Dr. Schiller

Jonathan Shoulta
 

Quæ medicamenta non sanant, ferrum sanat, quæ ferrum non sanat, ignis sanat. ∼ Hippocrates It doesn’t take a sociologist to know man is morally ill. It doesn’t even take one to know he suffers from moral diseases of two varieties, hidden and manifest. To the latter group belong tragedies great and small. To treat the […]

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