Classical Education’s Map (Norms & Nobility Notes, ch. 2 I)

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Part of an ongoing, slow series through David Hick’s Norms and Nobility. Previous: Classical Education: Dialogue Next: Chapter 2, section 2 planned for August 21 In the first section of chapter two, Hicks introduces us to another productive paradox of values in classical education: mythos and logos. However, most of this section reminds us why mythos – the part we as moderns are most likely to ignore and dismiss – is essential to having a culture at all. The logos … Read More

Ideas Have Consequences: Chapter 9 – Piety & Justice – Simply Convivial

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Ideas Have Consequences Book Club Information Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Introduction Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 1 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 2 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 3 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 4 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 5 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 6 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 7 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 8 We’ve done it! We’ve made it through to the end of this … Read More

Ideas Have Consequences: Chapter 8 – The Power of the Word – Simply Convivial

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Ideas Have Consequences Book Club Information Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Introduction Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 1 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 2 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 3 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 4 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 5 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 6 I did not understand all Weaver was saying in this chapter, but still this was my favorite chapter so far. Here, I think, he does identify … Read More

Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 7 – The Last Metaphysical Right – Simply Convivial

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Ideas Have Consequences Book Club Information Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Introduction Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 1 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 2 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 3 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 4 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 5 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 6 Weaver, on his purposes thus far: I have endeavored to make plain in every way that I regard all the evils in our now extensive catalogue … Read More

Review: Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman – Simply Convivial

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Repost. Originally written in 2008. I read this book because Cindy of Ordo Amoris had done a book club on it and Mental Multivitamin had reviewed it. I finally finished reading The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman. I checked it out earlier in the year and read the first half, and checked it out again a couple weeks ago and got around to reading the second part, which was the substance for which I began the book in … Read More

Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 5 – The Great Stereopticon – Simply Convivial

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Ideas Have Consequences Book Club Information Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Introduction Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 1 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 2 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 3 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 4 Definitions Plato’s Cave: Here’s the summary on Wikipedia if you’re unfamiliar with the story. Summary In this chapter, Weaver demonstrates that media today entombs us in Plato’s Cave — a dark hole with only a refracted, controlled picture of the … Read More

Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Ch. 4 – Egoism in Work & Art – Simply Convivial

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Ideas Have Consequences Book Club Information Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Introduction Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 1 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 2 Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 3 Definitions egoism: the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one’s personal interest; Ethics. the view that morality ultimately rests on self-interest. hypostatized: to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality. Summary So by “egoism,” Weaver is referring to the … Read More

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