These essays tell stories from a journey that began over 50 years ago. Beginning my final year of college I planned to attend law school and and then contribute as I could to the search for solutions to the societal problems so dominating those times. A passage in Plato (Republic III 405a) was the catalyst to an unanticipated realization that I would pursue my goals more authentically teaching philosophy at the college level. In Spring two years earlier (1968) I had already made an abrupt change abandoning a chemistry major and to study in Vienna, Austria for a year. My interest in wine did not arise in that year but the seeds that soon grew into my passion for wine were planted in a Viennese Weinkeller. I cannot say which – philosophy, university teaching or wine – was least expected at that moment to be guiding my intellectual travels for the next 50 years.
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Taylor , C. S. (2020). Introduction. Dayton, OH: Charles Taylor.