Events and Reviews
Michael Wehring Wolfe’s “Cide Hamete Benengeli, Author of Don Quixote”
Michael Wolfe’s lecture, Cide Hamete Benengeli, Author of Don Quixote (2016) presents an understanding of Cervantes’ wonderful novel that changes everything. Since its first publication in 1605, Don Quixote has most often been read as an encounter...
Martha Franks’ “The Practice of Law and the Love of Philosophy”
Download PDF My name is Martha Franks and I am a Johnnie. I admit that I am powerless over my interest in philosophy. I am also a practicing lawyer, having spent a career specializing in the arcane world of water law, a kind of law that raises strong...
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The co-operative’s name, Respondeo Books, invokes the moment in which a reader is moved to respond to the world by becoming an author, a moment in which there is a fusion of responsiveness and responsibility that promotes public conversation. In earlier times the format of public thinking, secular and religious alike, was to state the question at hand, consider what has been or could be said about it, and then to speak in one’s own voice—respondeo—’I respond….’
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