In response to: http://www.reddit.com/r/philosophy/comments/186cja/has_philosophy_made_your_life_better_a_quote_id/ Man’s happiness is to move higher, to develop his highest facilities, to gain knowledge of the highest things and, if possible, to ‘see God.’ If […]
On Beauty, from The Summing Up, by Somerset Maugham: For many years I thought that it was beauty alone that gave significance to life and that the only purpose that […]
The invaluable archive of Mortimer J. Adler.
The best quote that I’ve seen that actually explains what is meant by using one’s leisure to create culture is by John Adams [1735-1826]: I must study politics and war […]
This lone volume was conspicuously tucked among bound 19th Century periodicals in the remotest part of the library. Luckily the rare books department left it on the shelves for my […]
This week I managed to accomplish one of my New Year’s resolutions: to do without an Internet connection in my dorm. The plan was one semester–I lasted five days. What […]