Classical Considerations: Musings Prompted by the Late John H. Finley, Jr.

Classical Considerations: Musings Prompted by the Late John H. Finley, Jr. What does it mean to be a human being? What is the purpose of scientific knowledge, or any rational knowledge?

Understanding of what it means to be a Human Being – in any era of time and any place in the world – is a fundamental wisdom question contemplated in Classical Greece and Classical Native America, as well as hundreds of other traditions around the world.

Becoming a Human Being means rising above base instincts and emotions to reach a place of equanimity and integrity, to rise to an expanded level of consciousness and generativity.

For 51 years Professor John H. Finley, Jr. made the archetypal dilemmas of life compellingly relevant in the  lecture halls of Harvard. In the pages of Classical Considerations, his story and his thinking unfolds.

Like shards of pottery, the fragments of Finley’s life and his beloved classics gathered in this digital volume allow readers to put some pieces together, and thereby to experience some of the insight and inspiration that he nurtured at Harvard.

Classical Considerations is available in 10 different eBook, Smartphone and computer formats at Smashwords.com, for Kindle through Amazon.com, and on all Apple devices through the iTunes and iBook stores.

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