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Plato for the Ambitious

Dr. David O'Connor discusses Plato's ambivalence toward political ambition in the Republic Plato expresses an ambivalent attitude about political ambition in the Republic. On the one...

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The Shire or the World: Local vs. Global Loyalties in LOTR

Great World Literature Course on "Tolkien Catholic Beauty in the Lord of the Rings" Taught by David K. O'Connor CLASS 4: The Shire or the World: Local...

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Xenophon and Bill Russell

In this short video Dr. David O'Connor talks about Xenophon, Bill Russell, and Envy. Xenophon is one of the great Greek authors who wrote about Socrates....

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How Tolkien rings the changes on Shakespeare and Wagner

Great World Literature Course on "Tolkien Catholic Beauty in the Lord of the Rings" Taught by David K. O'Connor CLASS 3: How Tolkien rings the changes on...

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The Erotic Mirror

In this short video Dr. David O'Connor talks about the Erotic Mirror in the Phaedrus. Plato offers an extraordinary image of the nature of erotic love...

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How Aristotle Escaped the River

In this short video Dr. David O'Connor talks about Aristotle's solution to the question of motion. How Aristotle Escaped the River. Are we really stuck...

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The Procreative Man

In this short video Dr. David O'Connor talks about Plato, Paul VI and Procreation. The Procreative Man. There is an interesting insight that both Paul...

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The Paradise of Dangerous Women in LOTR

Great World Literature Course on "Tolkien Catholic Beauty in the Lord of the Rings" Taught by David K. O'Connor CLASS 2: The Paradise of Dangerous Women in...

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Does a Hero Have a Home?

In this short video Dr. David O'Connor compares the Iliad to the Odyssey. Does a Hero Have a Home? Which epic work is greater, the Iliad...

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Rereading LOTR through Peter Jackson’s Movies

Great World Literature Course on "Tolkien Catholic Beauty in the Lord of the Rings" Taught by David K. O'Connor Class 1: Rereading LOTR through Peter Jackson's Movies Description: The...

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