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New Podcast Episode: “Dionysus, Apollo, and the Challenge of Deep Knowing” with Dr. Thaddeus Kozinski

What is good?” asked Friedrich Nietzsche, “The Anti-Christ. Whatever augments the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. What is evil? Whatever springs from weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power increases—that resistance is overcome.”

Thus it seems curious that Sean Steel, a member of the education faculty at the University of Calgary, should use Nietzschean categories–the Dionysian, the Apollonian, the anti-Dionysian–to propose a rather congenial understanding of a good education.

The Wyoming Catholic College faculty read and discussed Steel’s article “Schooling for ‘Deep Knowing’” during a recent faculty symposium. Our Academic Dean, Dr. Thaddeus Kozinski, led our discussion and is our guest on this week’s episode of the After Dinner Scholar podcast.

(A pdf version of Sean Steel’s article can be found here.)

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