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Ta Hsüeh on the importance of knowledge

Originally the Ta Hsüeh was a chapter of the Li-chi, the “Book of Rites,” one of the five Chinese classics. Literary analysis suggests that it was written in the 3rd century BCE. During the Song Dynasty (960-1280), the Ta Hsüeh was considered sufficiently important to be singled out as one of the canonical “Four Books.” Since both the Five Classics and the Four Books had […]

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Copywork for High School

To the student: You can choose your own copywork from your reading, or you can work on copying the quotes below on Fridays ( I have other sources for other days, but again, these are back-up.  The first choice is for you to select your own quotes). Copywork is part of your school because it […]

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Shopping in Davao

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Meaning

From the Meaning of Life, by Jerry Solomon: Meaning: Gods Gift Think of all the wonderful gifts that God has given you. No doubt you can come up with a lengthy record of Gods goodness. Does your list include meaning or purpose in life? Most people wouldnt think of meaning as part of Gods goodness […]

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The Limitations of Knowing Logical Fallacies

Knowing logical fallacies has its limitations.  Also here. What this information is good for: Examining your own beliefs and why you hold them. Composing a logical statement. Winning formal debates. Sifting somebody else’s argument or statement to understand it and judge if it [the argument] is reasonable or not. Note: this doesn’t tell you whether […]

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