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Simon Drew

On Hoping for the Best and Preparing for the Worst

“Oh,” say you, “those stories have been droned to death in all the schools; pretty soon, when you reach the topic ‘On Despising Death,’ you will be telling me about Cato.” But why should I not tell you about Cato, how he read Plato’s book on that last glorious night,

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Simon Drew

On Hope and Fear

The first thing which philosophy undertakes to give is fellow-feeling with all men; in other words, sympathy and sociability.

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