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 – Simply Convivial

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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 – 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

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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 – 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 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

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

Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Ch. 3 – Obsession & Fragmentation – 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 It occurred to me last week that those keeping up with the conversation might be helped if we make sure and comment after adding a post to the linky. I get an email when someone adds a post, but others do not and have to remember to come check periodically. If those who want … Read More

Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Ch. 2 – Hierarchies & Distinctions – Simply Convivial

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Ideas Have Consequences Book Club Information Ideas Have Consequences Book Club: Introduction I hope you’ll join us this week for our discussions! Hop right on in and read along or participate in the comment-section discussion, whether or not you’ve read the book. Definitions Jacobin: a leftist or extreme political radical (originally the group that supported Robespierre) materialism: preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. egalitarianism: … Read More

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