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The best skiers don’t study ancient skiers. The best physicists don’t turn to Ancient Greece in order to push their field forward. So why should philosophers look back at the work of the ancients?

In this episode, Caleb and Michael wrestle with that question. Their answers may surprise you.

(02:11) The Argument Against Studying Ancient Philosophy

(07:00) Who is Actually Doing Philosophy Today?

(16:27) Mining for Diamonds

(25:00) The Motivational Force of Philosophy

(28:17) Communion with the Ancients

(32:08) Caleb on Why He Studies Ancient Philosophy

(35:55) An Aside on Organs

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.