The Life of the Mind

The Life of the Mind

On the Joys and Travails of Thinking

Book - 2006
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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 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.
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781932236897
Branch Call Number: 128.3 Schall 2006
Characteristics: xvi, 214 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 10, 2013

After 4+ decades of never reading a single book...this book kick started a voracious appetite to begin reading again.


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