Life of the Mind On the Joys and Travails of Thinking

ISBN-10: 193385961X
ISBN-13: 9781933859613
Edition: 2008
Authors: James V. Schall
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ISI Books
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

In "The Life of the Mind," Georgetown University's James V. Schall takes up the task of reminding us that, as human beings, we naturally take a special delight and pleasure in simply knowing. Because we have not only bodies but also minds, we are built to know what is. In this volume, Schall, author of "On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs "(ISI Books),"" among many other volumes of philosophical and political reflection, discusses the various ways of approaching the delight of thinking and the way that this delight begins in seeing and hearing and even in making and walking. We must be attentive to and cultivate the needs of the mind, argues Schall, for it is through our intellect that all that is not ourselves is finally returned to us, allowing us to live in the light of truth.

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