This is a sneak peak of my course on the Golden Mean. In this installment, I go through the first book of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics. Together, we’ll walk through each chapter of Aristotle’s Ethics, Lewis’s Abolition of Man, Confucius’ Analects and Doctrine of the Mean, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, and then discuss what they have in common. So, if you’re ready to take your education into your own hands, let me know through the form below.
Here’s the outline I used so you can review it. And you can find a pdf version of the Nicomachean Ethics here. Or, you can buy a copy of your own here. If you want to get access to more courses like this, sign up here:
Why take this course?
What can we do now, in our own lives, to improve our education? Despite the bleak diagnosis, I see two easy changes each of us can make in our mindset and our actions to improve our education.
- Use school for training
- Seek your own liberal education
School has become necessary only inasmuch as it is a credential for a career. But, that is changing rapidly with new ways to get job training like coding bootcamps or other digital tool certification. If you need to go to college, do that. However, if it can be avoided, you should avoid it.
Furthermore, you should still get the liberal education that puts you in touch with our history. We shouldn’t shrug our responsibility to pass down the wisdom, art, and beauty of our culture. It just can’t be found on the college campus. Each of us has to go and read the classics, learn about our history, and find alternatives to the college campus.