Category Archives: Essays

Essays and Non-Fiction

I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake.
– Leslie Fiedler

The Philomathean Society has produced a goodly quality of non-fiction work over the ages; Philo members are not, contrary to common supposition, overwhelmingly predisposed to the Way of the Academic, but good non-fiction is produced by junior, special, and senior members alike. Some of the best examples, including editions of Philomel, will be posted below.

List of Past Philomathean Authors

What follows is a list of some past Philomathean authors (not counting our honorary members, of course), with links to their books if we can find them (and they are in the public domain). Hilary Putnam (Chairman of Philosophy at … Continue reading

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Be a Realist: Demand the Impossible!

Spring 2010 | Philomel …can be found here: Be a Realist: Demand the Impossible! Contents: Karolina Ensor Where the Wild Things Are Freudian Leo Genji Amino Collection of Poems Sam Bieler Φ Nation At War Nantina Vgontzas Linnaeus Anne Huang … Continue reading

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Past Conceptions of the Future

Fall 2009 | Philomel …can be found here: Past Conceptions of the Future Contents: Michael Tague H.G. Wells and the Failure of Memory Peter Manda Finance in the Inner City Sam Bieler Φ The Face of War Paul Mitchell Φ … Continue reading

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Civilization: Barbarians at the Gate?

Spring 2009 | Philomel …can be found here: “Civilization: Barbarians at the Gate?” Contents: Ann Marie Meehan Cell H2 O Philip Rocco Φ Excerpts from Civilization Lily Rogath Pseudolus: A Critique of the Social Institution of Slavery Allison Zuckerman Beasts … Continue reading

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