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87 – Pursuing Greatness w/ Pano Kanelos

87 – Pursuing Greatness w/ Pano Kanelos Episode Transcript

An interview with Pano Kanelos, the founding president of the University of Austin and the former President of St. John’s College, Annapolis.
In this episode:
  • How founding a university is like running a diner
  • The flourishing of American universities in the 19th century
  • How old philosophers were men of action
  • The Intellectual Foundations Program at UATX
  • How The Brothers Karamazov explains our current moment
  • Pursuing Greatness by finding your North Star
  • Plutarch on self-reflection
  • Why Heroes and Truth-tellers are needed when forming communities
  • Analyzing the opening scene from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar