Ideas Have Consequences: Chapter 9 – Piety & Justice
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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

Housework is Transforming
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So how do we gain a concept or vision for our mundane, quotidian homemaking & housekeeping work that will lift us from the oppressive modern conception of work as a necessary evil we do so that we can afford a consumer lifestyle? all work is a bringing of the ideal from potentiality to actuality. That is how Weaver puts it in Ideas Have Consequences. Rachel Jankovic expressed a similar idea in her post, “Motherhood Is Application“: The days of a … Read More

Profitless Housekeeping
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In Ideas Have Consequences, Weaver spends a couple pages in the chapter on Egoism talking about work, work ethic, and personal integrity. It struck me as imminently applicable to the housewife. Our attitudes about our work and our approach to it could very well indicate that we’ve imbibed the ideas of our culture even if we deny them intellectually. Weaver reminds us that in the medieval world, labor was a form of worship that contributed to one’s character, whereas in … Read More

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

Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Chapter 6 – The Spoiled-Child Psychology
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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 A Spoiled-Child Culture Characteristics of the spoiled child: “The spoiled child has not been made to see the relationship between effort and reward.” He confuses the right to pursue happiness with the right … Read More

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