What good are philosophy books? Can they make us any the wiser? A look at a humorous essay by Robert Wilson Lynd that demonstrates the difficulty of acquiring wisdom from books alone.
It’s September, time to get back to Not School! Check out the great proposals offered up by your fellow Citizens, or make a proposal of your own. Not a PEL Citizen yet? Find out how you can sign up and join in the fun. Plus, you can sign up for the Augustine Aftershow on Sunday 9/6 with Danny Lobell and Wes Alwan.
We are going to read To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf for our conversation this March in Philosophical Fiction. A few regulars and I chose a book from our List of Suggestions to read before our conversation where we’ll go over the plot, discuss the characters, recall apt passages, and try to get at what everything is all about anyway. To The Lighthouse will be my first Virginia Woolf Continue Reading …
Our Philosophical Fiction story for February is ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ by Flannery O’Connor, where a grandmother and her family go on vacation yet encounter an outlaw known as The Misfit.