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I am a student of language and literature. I have been reading, writing, and studying for most of my life. I received a B.A. in English from Fresno State and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. I am interested in literature, philosophy, history and gardening. For the last 16 years, I have been a teacher at Peninsula College and, when not working, reading, or writing, spend much of my time in my garden. Note-Content belongs to Wes Cecil, this podcast mi ...
 
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An audio book version of my translation of Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. I'm translating all four books and working with illustrator Axel Void. This is reading is from the rough draft version of the translation, so the final version will be a little different. I'll try an post a section a week of Book I.…
 
I ponder the common refrain that global warming is going to lead to the end of civilization. The article that prompted these reflections is here:https://www.resilience.org/stories/20...​ but there are many others. The sailing La Vagabonde folks are here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl35t...​Wesley Cecil による
 
A selection of works that are accessible, important, and mind expanding. I chose these to help folks who find many of the 'classics' of philosophy unintelligible - think Kant and Heidegger. The works I mention and recommended translator:Ecce Homo by Nietzsche Kaufmann or HollingsdaleMeditation my Marcus Aurelius George Long Lives of Imminent Philos…
 
A brief overview of the definition and complexities of Capitalism. Delivered as an attempt to address the all too common occurrence of arguments that have no grounding in an actual definition of capitalism or the real world complexities of economies as we experience them in our lives.Wesley Cecil による
 
A quick overview of the Frankfurt school and a response to this odd theory I encountered while researching for the Germans series. There seems to be an idea that this school has had some incredibly powerful influence on contemporary culture. Spoiler alert, no evidence for this. The picture is Herbert Marcuse, likely the best known member of this sc…
 
he original introduction to the Humane Arts series failed to record so, unless you were live at the series, it has been unavailable. So I thought I would do a new introduction for the series as a means of giving a background for the other lectures. Presented by Wesley Cecil, PhD.Wesley Cecil による
 
This lecture explores the life and thinking of one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. Presented by Wesley Cecil PhD but not at Peninsula College because, alas, all gathering have been temporarily suspended. Hopefully the lectures, with audience, will return in the not too distant future. For more lectures and information check out …
 
An exploration of the development and influence of nihilism on contemporary thought and the many responses to the nihilistic impulse. Presented by Wesley Cecil PhD. at Finnriver cidery in Chimacum Wa. The handout and more lectures available at www.wescecil.comWesley Cecil による
 
The lecture explores the impact of the enlightenment and other cultural changes on undermining our ability to believe in TRUTH. Presented by Wesley Cecil PhD. at Finnriver Cidery in Chimacum Washington. flyer and more information available at www.wescecil.comWesley Cecil による
 
An exploration of Maya and Aztec philosophy within the context of the amazing advances made in meso-american studies over the last decade. Presented by Wesley Cecil PhD. at FinnRiver cidery in Chimacum Washington. The handout is available at https://www.wescecil.comWesley Cecil による
 
This lecture explores the original impulse at the foundation of Buddhism to overcome human suffering by eliminating the causes of that suffering. Delivered by Wesley Cecil PhD. at FinnRiver Cidery in Chimacum Washington. The Lecture handout and more information available at https://wescecil.comWesley Cecil による
 
This lecture explores the foundation of Hinduism and the Brahmanism that underwrites the key philosophical outlook of Indian culture. Delivered by Wesley Cecil PhD. at FinnRiver Cidery in Chimacum, Washington. More information and the lecture handout available at https://wescecil.comWesley Cecil による
 
This lectures explores Taoism by focusing on the central role nature plays as a guideline to clear thinking and correct living. Delivered by Wesley Cecil PhD. at FinnRiver Cidery in Chimacum Washington. The flyer is available at https://www.instagram.com/humanearts/and more information at https://www.wescecil.com/…
 
An exploration of Confucianism and the Chinese philosophical tradition that focuses on the respect for history within the context of a coherent geo-political environment. Delivered by Wesley Cecil Ph.D. at FinnRiver cidery in Chimacum Washington. Note: The sound is a little weird because the rain was so loud I had to heavily compress/eq the recordi…
 
An exploration of the birth of ethics in the Ancient Greek world and how this has created a series of problems that we face in our everyday lives. Presented by Wesley Cecil, PhD. at FinnRiver Cidery in Chimacum Washington. The flyer is available at https://www.instagram.com/humanearts/and more information at https://www.wescecil.com/…
 
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