“The Plague” by Albert Camus: A Synopsis

The Plague by Camus

Be a Mountain, or Lean On One – Inspirational Message

Chaplain Resident Catherine Thomas reminds us that it is OK to ask others for help when we need it. An ancient Somalian proverb says this: be a mountain, or lean on one. We should name our fears and address them.

How Reading Makes us Better People

Every day more than 1.8 million books are sold in the US. Despite all the other easy distractions available to us today, there’s no doubt that many people still love reading.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Top 10 Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Below are the top ten works produced by this prolific intellect:

William James, an Original Thinker

On January 11, philosopher, writer, and psychologist William James was born in 1842. James was instrumental in establishing Harvard’s psychology department, which at its inception was tied to the department of philosophy. William James himself remained unconvinced that psychology was in fact a distinct discipline, writing in his 1892 survey of the field, Psychology: BrieferContinue reading “William James, an Original Thinker”

Isaac Newton is Best Known For Inventing Calculus

Isaac Newton (1642–1727) is best known for having invented the calculus in the mid to late 1660s (most of a decade before Leibniz did so independently, and ultimately more influentially) and for having formulated the theory of universal gravity — the latter in his Principia, the single most important work in the transformation of early modernContinue reading “Isaac Newton is Best Known For Inventing Calculus”

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