SS #21: Amusing Ourselves to Leisure
In today’s episode, Mystie and Brandy discuss amusement and entertainment. Does our commitment to scholé mean that there’s no room in life for things that are completely frivolous and entertaining? Believe it or not, Aristotle had something to say on this subject!
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- Scholé RDA
- The Great Tradition by Richard Gamble
- Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomerey
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (also mentioned)
- Topical Discussion: Amusing Ourselves to Leisure
- Leisure the Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
- Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
- Numb3rs (TV series)
- ND Wilson’s novels
- Mother Culture
- Dr. Perrin’s episode: The Intersection of Effortlessness and Hard Word
- Politics by Aristotle
- The Art of Teaching by Gilbert Highet
- Vittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist Educators by William Woodward
- Nitty Gritty Homeschool Question: in which we chat about reading aloud too much during lessons, as well as alternating subjects
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