On Values (Epistle XLII)

ON VALUES WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XLII. On Values 1. Has that friend of yours already made you believe that he is a good man? And yet it is impossible in so short a time for one either to become good or be known as such. Do you know what kind of […]

On the God Within Us (Epistle XLI)

On the God Within Us WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XLI. On The God Within Us 1. You are doing an excellent thing, one which will be wholesome for you, if, as you write me, you are persisting in your effort to attain sound understanding; it is foolish to pray for this when […]

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XL. On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse 1. I thank you for writing to me so often; for you are revealing your real self to me in the only way you can. I never receive a letter from […]

Ode to Seneca: A Tribute to My Guiding Sage

ODE TO SENECA: A TRIBUTE TO MY GUIDING SAGE ABOUT THE EVENT Of all the teachers who have set my soul on fire, Lucius Annaeus Seneca remains nearest to my heart. An acclaimed (and at times infamous) Roman playwright, orator, philosopher, and advisor to the emperor Nero, Seneca’s writings have stood the test of time […]

Messages for our Time: The Sanctuary

MESSAGES FOR OUR TIME THE SANCTUARY SIMON J. E. DREW HOSTED BY SIMON J. E. DREW Community-building and shared learning experiences are at the heart of our work as public philosophers. In The Walled Garden, I love bringing people together with the common aim of learning, growing, and communal meaning-making. SIMILAR EVENTS SEE ALL SUBSCRIBE […]