The Classical Moment: Selected Essays on Knowledge and Its Pleasures

The Classical Moment: Selected Essays on Knowledge and Its Pleasures

by James V. Schall S.J.

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ISBN-13: 9781587311246
Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,386,014
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James V. Schall, S.J., is professor of political theory at Georgetown University, and author of numerous books (and numberless articles), including, from St. Augustine's Press, The Regensburg Lecture, The Sum Total of Human Happiness, and the forthcoming The Modern Age.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Chapter 1 The Classical Moment 4

Chapter 2 The Reality of Things 9

Chapter 3 On Being Moved 11

Chapter 4 Four Philosophies 13

Chapter 5 On Saving Sinners 16

Chapter 6 The Reason We Philosophize 21

Chapter 7 The Only Way You Can Be You 24

Chapter 8 The Basis of Tragedy 26

Chapter 9 Truth as Reality 29

Chapter 10 Always a Gift 31

Chapter 11 Schall at Eighty 34

Chapter 12 Three Books and Three Essays 37

Chapter 13 The Enormity of the Universe 40

Chapter 14 "The One Good Thing to Do With Money" 43

Chapter 15 "The Power of Great Minds" 47

Chapter 16 On What Not to Forget 49

Chapter 17 Unlike the Spider in the Window: "To Chuse, Is to Do" 51

Chapter 18 Baring's Eton 54

Chapter 19 On Willingly Being Deceived about Truth 60

Chapter 20 What We Don't Know 63

Chapter 21 What Belongs to the Wise Man 65

Chapter 22 Beatrice 67

Chapter 23 Fanaticism 70

Chapter 24 What Gifts Are These? 74

Chapter 25 "The Simplest Truth about Man" 76

Chapter 26 The Young Tyrant 79

Chapter 27 "The Infinite Anguish of Free Souls" 82

Chapter 28 "The Great Art O'Letter-Writin'" 85

Chapter 29 Mathematics 88

Chapter 30 "A Place Which I Have Never Yet Seen" 90

Chapter 31 My Sister's Piano 93

Chapter 32 On Making Atheists of Tenants 97

Chapter 33 "The Pleasures of Learning" 100

Chapter 34 On the Effects of Vice 102

Chapter 35 On the "Responsibility for Our Souls" 104

Chapter 36 "To Save the People from Their Sins" 106

Chapter 37 On the Inn at the End of the World 109

Chapter 38 On Lying to Oneself 112

Chapter 39 Existence: "Cherish It" 114

Chapter 40 "Ultimate Knowledge upon the Ultimate Realities" 118

Chapter 41 "On Being Pleased" 121

Chapter 42 On the Temptation to Organize the World 123

Chapter 43 The Opposite of Funny 125

Chapter 44 The Verses of Empedocles 129

Chapter 45 "The Case for Classical Education" 131

Chapter 46 God's Governance 134

Chapter 47 Homo Ambulans 136

Chapter 48 "One Man, Well Content" 138

Chapter 49 "The Mystery of Things" 140

Chapter 50 Self-Discipline 142

Chapter 51 On Hazlett's "Going" 145

Chapter 52 What Philosophers Play With 148

Chapter 53 On "Everlasting Futurity" 151

Conclusion 154

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