Tag: Aristotle

December 8, 2011  |  No Comments

Of Vonnegut’s three most famous works, Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, and Breakfast of Champions, the last didn’t make the author as proud as did the first two, but Breakfast of Champions is one of his funniest.  Vonnegut, who taught writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop (and supposedly had hell-raising parties in Iowa City), … Read More

April 18, 2011  |  No Comments

A.D. Nuttall, the Oxford literature professor, has observed that ancient philosophy falls into two periods–the first being that of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, the second being the generation that followed: Epicurus, Zeno (father of Stoicism), skeptics like Pyrrho, and others.  Socrates died in 399 B.C.E., but the rest lived and wrote mostly in the 4th … Read More