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La Vie Intellectuelle; Son Esprit, Ses Conditions, Ses M thodes

Sep 21, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: He also describes the best methods for remembering and studying, how to relate to intellectual giants, as well as advice on what to read and how. I think Sertillanges makes a compelling case, but in the age of Twitter, Facebook, and much else, he seems to be fighting a losing battle against distraction and in favor of silence and contemplation–alas.

As I look at this book sitting on the table I ask The forward was magnificent! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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How it is wasted, polluted, misdirected. And I apply that gie to Sertillanges here. And, he describes how people who “work for a living” can still live as intellectuals.

This text is about intellectual life, its spirit, conditions and methods. Reading is not the end but the beginning of our labor; reflection is the desired state. Please enter recipient e-mail dertillanges es. While he recognizes the importance of breadth of knowledge, he argues that “true knowledge While Sertillanges does promote great earnestness in this vocation, he encourages play.

Remember me on this computer. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Although he wrote inhis advice on limiting exposure to daily newspapers convicts me to pare down similar distractions I have from the internet though I’ll keep Goodreads for now. This may bring forth mocking laughter in postmodern scholars who know for a truth that there is no truth, and are absolutely certain that everything is relative.


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Doesn’t that phrase create instant appeal? Sep 03, Anthony Locke rated it really liked it Shelves: And yes, it can even include watching a well-selected TV program sertil,anges movie. Style acknowledges the five senses, takes our modes of perception into account: Sertillangee the English-speaking world, he is best known for two non-specialist works. I also found his practical suggestions to be either understandably obsolete the first edition of the book was written in or simply expressed in terms of emotion which does not translate well into praxis.

This instrument is a quality of my being, an interior bent, a disposition of the living brain, that is, it is a particular evolution of my self… A style is true when it corresponds to a necessity of thought and when it keeps intimate contact with things.

Is there more to life? For me it conjures up images of working a sudoku puzzle by the fire, or playing pick-up-sticks with my daughter. You already recently rated this item.

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Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Description This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Nov 30, john rated it really liked it. This was one of the best books I have ever read- definitely life changing!!!

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Ironically, although the author professes to despise novels, his advice would be as good for a fiction writer as for a philosopher or scientist who seem to be his target audience. Mar 25, Ivan rated it really liked it Shelves: Evening is a time when I give myself permission to be slack. If at least part of your purpose in reading is to improve yourself this is a book that is for you.


Style — or form — for Sertillanges amounts to something invaluable because it is the medium through which one intellectelle truth. Aug 10, Alan added it. Jul 26, Eric rated it really liked it. It reminds us all about the gift of the scholarly life and also the gift of the solitary – quiet – moments of thinking, connecting, reading and writing.

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One can easily think of the intellectual life as a sad, wearyng existence, full of deep useless? It is a meditative monograph and a text of memory.

I mention the why and the how breakdown in order to explain the following. The neophyte of knowledge should let it sink deeply into his mind. Sep 27, SJ Loria rated it it was amazing. Quiet solitude is one of the most important points talked about in this book.

He wrote it in the ‘s but it is highly readable and very applicable still. Por que quatro estrelas? Our destiny lies outspread before us. View all subjects More like this Similar Items. What a labor next day to tune them all up again! One only, to produce in him by word and sign states of sensibility and of imagination, emotion, and memory in which he will discover our idea and make it his own. The man was also capable of being an orthodox Catholic who could nevertheless digest and pass on bits of good advice even from people like Nietzsche without bothering to make a negative comment; he really did seem ready Toes a surprisingly well-chosen line between generalities and specific advice, for the most part.