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Simon Drew

The Life & Wisdom of Jane Austen

I would never have had the opportunity to become a researcher and writer if it were not for Jane Austen (1775-1817). It was from thinking about Austen as a key writer on virtue that I began to explore the virtue tradition inherited from Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics.

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Simon Drew

The Darkness & Light of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote several masterpieces, including Crime and Punishment, The Brother’s Karamazov, and Notes From Underground. Due to a mock assassination, Dostoevsky suffered brain trauma which allowed him to delve deep (and dark) into his characters.

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Judith Stove

Why Read Plato?

In “Why Read Plato?” by Judith Stove, the transformative power of discovering Plato’s writings is explored. From initially struggling with Plato’s dialogues to recognizing their profound impact on Western thought, Stove discusses how Plato’s multifaceted works have shaped philosophy, literature, and even the Renaissance. The article also emphasizes the importance

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