SS #52: Philosophy for Mommies (with Eric Hall!)
Eric Hall is back on the show today. He received rave reviews when he appeared in Episode 29 called I’m Not the Holy Spirit. So many of you wanted to hear more from him, but let us introduce him in case you haven’t yet heard that episode.
Eric Hall is an adjunct professor of English at Bakersfield College where he teaches writing and literature. Eric has a B.A. in English from the Master’s College followed by graduate studies in theology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and studies in rhetoric and philosophy at Clemson University. In keeping with his diverse interests in literature, theology, and philosophy, Eric aspires to integrate learning within the humanities to develop a deeper appreciation of how God may be encountered diversely in everything that is. In his spare time, Eric likes to rock climb and read St. Thomas Aquinas.
Today’s conversation with Eric is perfect if you plan to attend his Spring Training Sessions, yes, but also perfect if you ever plan to read a book on educational philosophy. Brandy and Mystie talk with him about what philosophy really is and what are some best practices when it comes to studying it. You’ll love this discussion!
Thank you to our sponsor:
This episode is sponsored by our very own Spring Training Sessions! Eric Hall will be leading us in these amazing three sessions that will help YOU get started with classical Christian education by thinking deeply about philosophy. These sessions take place the first three Monday evenings of May (yes replays will be available).
The first session answers the question Why Education? Why do our children need to be educated in the first place? The second answers the question Why Classical? What really make classical education distinct from modern education? The third sessions answers the question Why Christian? This last session will help you think deeply about the integration of faith and learning. Registration is now open so click here to sign up … unless of course you are a Sistership Premier member. In that case, your registration is included in Premier and you will receive an email that explains how to attend the sessions.
For the rest of you, we repeat: click here to register for these amazing Spring Training Sessions.
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- Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun
- From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Culture Life by Jacques Barzun
- The City of God by Saint Augustine
- On Writing Well by William Zinsser
- The Lively Art of Writing by Lucille Vaughn Payne
- Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge by Esther Meek
- A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Charles Dickens Collection
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
- The Idol of Our Age by Daniel Mahoney
- First Things podcast
- A Story of Anti-Christ by Vladimir Sergaevitch Soloviev
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Scholé Sisters’ Spring Training Sessions with Eric Hall. You can purchase registration separately or join Premier Level Sistership for an all-access pass.
- Who was Aristotle?
- Who was Plato?
- Desiring the Kingdom by James K. A. Smith
- Away in a Manger Christmas carol
- Wendell Berry books
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