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Understandingof what it means to be a Human Being --in any era of time and any place in the world -- is a fundamental wisdom question contemplatedin the both Classical Greece and Classical Native America.
Becoming a Human Being means attainingthe highest level in this life, rising above instincts or base emotions toreach a place of equanimity and integrity, to rise to an expanded level of consciousnessby living in physical and spiritual communion with the Earth and the variouscreatures who share life with us on the land.
John H. Finley,Jr. made the archetypal dilemmas of life compellingly relevant in the storiedlecture hall of Harvard. In the pages of this book, his story at related in Classical Considerations continues thatglorious tradition.
Likeshards of pottery excavated from some ancient site, the fragments of Professor Finleyand the classics offered herein allow readers to extrapolate and to experiencesome of the debate and discussion that he spurred in the lecture halls atHarvard - questions and answers that remain eminently valuable in the presentera.