"In Florence, in the bell tower of the cathedral, there are seven wonderful images made in the Middle Ages by Luca della Robbia. One of them shows an old, bearded Plato face-to-face in argument with a beardless young Aristotle. I mean, they are really going at it, they are so close that their feet are touching. Aristotle is pointing at a book, as if to say, 'What the hell are all these errors and contradictions in your writings, old man?' And Plato is pointing to the sky, and yelling right back at him, 'Forget the damn text, man, think about the big picture, think about the big questions!' I love that image, it's all about passionate argument. And it sums up for me what I love about teaching at Chicago — passionate argument." — Herman Sinaiko
Members of the University community celebrated the life of Herman Sinaiko, with tributes from his family, friends, and colleagues.