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I am a student of language and literature. I have been reading, writing, and studying for most of my life. I received a B.A. in English from Fresno State and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. I am interested in literature, philosophy, history and gardening. For the last 16 years, I have been a teacher at Peninsula College and, when not working, reading, or writing, spend much of my time in my garden. Note-Content belongs to Wes Cecil, this podcast mi ...
 
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A selection of works that are accessible, important, and mind expanding. I chose these to help folks who find many of the 'classics' of philosophy unintelligible - think Kant and Heidegger. The works I mention and recommended translator:Ecce Homo by Nietzsche Kaufmann or HollingsdaleMeditation my Marcus Aurelius George Long Lives of Imminent Philos…
 
A quick overview of the Frankfurt school and a response to this odd theory I encountered while researching for the Germans series. There seems to be an idea that this school has had some incredibly powerful influence on contemporary culture. Spoiler alert, no evidence for this. The picture is Herbert Marcuse, likely the best known member of this sc…
 
This lecture explores the life and thinking of one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. Presented by Wesley Cecil PhD but not at Peninsula College because, alas, all gathering have been temporarily suspended. Hopefully the lectures, with audience, will return in the not too distant future. For more lectures and information check out …
 
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