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Jason Baxter

Jason Baxter
Jason Baxter is the Chairman of the Humanities track at Wyoming Catholic College. Dr. Baxter holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Notre Dame. His research concerns the Platonic and Medieval traditions, as well as medieval aesthetics.
nostalgia oxford
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The experience of nostalgia is a feeling of beauty’s remoteness, but only because it is so far in the future. It is hope... I went for a long walk in Oxford the other night....
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As a professor who values intelligence, I tend to like most those students who talk to me about books and ideas. Yet recently when a student, unasked, quietly shoveled the snow from my sidewalk, he taught me a lesson about a profound depth of goodness that I...
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Philosopher Charles Taylor is insistent that we are all “secular,” by which he means, denied of the "naive" experience of religion as encountered in the pre-modern world. See how much you agree or disagree with Dr. Taylor by taking this quiz...
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The humanities can fill us with a kind of reverent admiration for a place in its particularity, and fill us with a delight that such a thing exists, untouched, un-owned by us. It can help us open our grasping hands and let beauty be, whether or not...
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There seems to be very little cultural space for humanistic studies. It is difficult to perceive how literature, philosophy, or theology could contribute to technological capitalism... I would like you to imagine the following situation:...
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At the end of each semester, I inevitably have one or two well-meaning students who are still unsure why they were asked to devote so much time and care to reading, annotating, and discussing archaic Greek literature. They...