Monthly Archives: November 2011

THE CAREERS OF TIRESIAS AND OTHERS AMONG THE GREEK POETS

George Anastaplo TIRESIAS, a legendary blind Theban seer, so wise that even his ghost still has its wits (phrénes, cf. SOUL) and is not a mere phantom (Odyssey 10. 493-5). Later legends account for his wisdom and blindness chiefly thus:  … Continue reading

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ON A SOMETIMES INSTRUCTIVE SELF-INDULGENCE IN NUMEROLOGY

George Anastaplo It is not possible to find in all geometry more difficult and intricate questions, or more simple and lucid explanations, [than those offered by Archimedes]. Some ascribe this to his natural genius, while others think that incredible effort … Continue reading

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GEORGE ANASTAPLO AS A QUESTIONER

Leo Paul S. de Alvarez November 13, 2011 I am of course pleased and honored to have been invited to give the Annual Anastaplo Lecture in the Works of the Mind Series, especially on this occasion of honoring him for … Continue reading

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A Statement on George Anastaplo

Keith Cleveland As the existence of the annual Anastaplo Lecture indicates, George Anastaplo is the most significant member of the Basic Program staff, a position he has held for nearly all the years I have been a staff member, and … Continue reading

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A BOOK REVIEW BY CAROLYN AMADON

of George Anastaplo, Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution (University Press of Kentucky, 2009)             Professor George Anastaplo is a space-time philosopher. A Constitutional and Lincoln scholar, Anastaplo explores both Eastern and Western thought traditions about human life and … Continue reading

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A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ON SLAVES AND THE CONSTITUTION

September 2011 George Anastaplo             It is argued by your correspondent that the three-fifths standard in the United States Constitution, for counting slaves in a State’s census, “gave the slaveholding States a disproportionate influence in the U.S. House of Representatives,” … Continue reading

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ON THE HUMAN SOUL AND ETERNITY

George Anastaplo             600. On the other hand, it is said that children today “witness” so many killings on television that they can become quite casual (or is it benumbed?) about the deaths they encounter and even occasionally cause. Central … Continue reading

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