Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Review of Fr. Shall's new book

"...the book is about the pursuit of knowledge through the course of a lifetime: it deals with the idea of the life long learner. There are chapters on: The lightness in Existence, The Liberals Arts, On the Consolations of Illiteracy, On Knowing Nothing of Intellectual Delights, and The Metaphysics of Walking to name a few. He argues that a bad education lacking in good books and great books can actually be an advantage, for now we have not learned the good/great books badly and have the opportunity of discovering for oneself what makes those books great (Like Chesterton's man who sails from England only to discover England upon returning).

This makes me think I should be grateful for my bad education.
Thanks, Paul.

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