A few insights from one of our finest thinkers:
These are not just simple musings by a philosopher. Kass lives what he philosophizes. I saw that when I was a graduate student at the University of Chicago and attended a seminar that he taught on the Book of Exodus. U of C, as we call it, is all about the “life of the mind.” The approach to learning and arguing there is incredibly rigorous. It was there that I learned how to think critically, how to construct an argument, and especially how to take responsibility for that argument.
Kass makes a simple statement that contains profound wisdom and depth: “Lovers, we know, are face to face,” he writes. “Friends are side by side. What kind of ‘being together’ are we fashioning in cyberspace and on our screens?”
The article is here:
Sadly, my piece in The Huffington Post from seven years ago is still relevant:
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” Edmund Burke
HT: Steve Leveen
“Most men die at 27; we just bury them at 72.”
(HT: Pastor Daniel Montgomery)
My latest interview on how Tolkien and Lewis processed being in the thick of WWI:
My interview with Professor RJ Snell on his fascinating book:
…NOT BEING ABLE TO SIT ALONE IN A QUIET ROOM. SO SAID PASCAL.
AND AS THIS VIDEO SAYS, “SOMETIMES SILENCE IS VIOLENT.” (HT JAMES K.A. SMITH)
WHAT FILLS YOUR MIND WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN AND THINK ABOUT THE POINT OF YOUR LIFE?
Warning: Have your Kleenex box near: