DANIEL FINNERAN

Philosophy

An Introduction To Aristotle

Tell me, dear friend and reader: have you traveled lately? Have you thought deeply lately? Please—don’t withhold from me your answers. I know just how static and monotonous life can sometimes be. I know how inert and incurious we can sometimes get. If, to those two questions, you answered in the negative, here’s what I’ll …

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Epicureanism And The Good Life

The following essay/meditation is from my sister project, Pneuma. If you’re interested in this essay and would like to listen to the podcast, visit the website pneumameditations.com or search Pneuma By Daniel Finneran on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms Hello friends, and welcome to another episode of Pneuma A few episodes back, I …

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“An Honest Heart and a Knowing Head” | Lessons from Thomas Jefferson on How to Live Well

The following is an essay/meditation from my sister project, Pneuma. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, visit my website, pneumameditations.com or search Pneuma By Daniel Finneran on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms. Hello all you beautiful, brilliant, remarkable people, and welcome to this episode of Pneuma. The great sages of the …

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Sun Yourself Like a Cynic

The following is an essay/meditation from my sister project, Pneuma. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, visit pneumameditations.com, or search Pneuma By Daniel Finneran on any of your favorite podcast platforms. Hello all you beautiful people, and welcome to this episode of Pneuma. Before delving into this episode (with which, I should say, …

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Wisdom Is The Mother Of All Good Things. And What Is The Highest Wisdom? To KNOW Yourself

The following is an essay/meditation from my sister project, Pneuma. If you’d like to listen to this meditation as a podcast, please visit my website, pneumameditations.com, or download Pneuma By Daniel Finneran on any of your favorite podcast platforms. Greetings my friends, and welcome to this episode of Pneuma. I’m your host, Daniel Finneran, and …

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Worldly Possessions: Do You Possess Them, Or Do They Possess You?

The following essay/meditation is from my sister project, Pneuma. If you’re interested in what you read and would like to hear the podcast, visit pneumameditations.com or download it on any of your favorite podcast platforms. Hello my friends, and welcome to this episode of Pneuma.  Not quite a week ago, in my prefatory remarks for …

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A Meditation On Human Nature With Machiavelli And The Buddha

The following is an essay/meditation composed for my sister project, Pneuma. You can visit its website and access its podcast at pneumameditations.com Hello all, and welcome to this episode of Pneuma. I am, as always, your humble host and devoted friend, Daniel Finneran, and I’m glad that you’ve decided to join me today.  The name …

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The Declaration or The Constitution: Which Do You Prefer? My Thoughts on The Documents and A Review of Yoram Hazony’s “Conservatism: A Rediscovery”

It’s my habit, whenever I’m in conversation with someone of a strong and unconcealed political bent, from whom the gift of a sound civic education and a talent for an idea’s thoughtful expression haven’t been withheld, to ask him which of America’s two central documents, the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, he regards more …

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