ANOTHER SORT OF LEARNING by James V. Schall, S.J.

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tbieter
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ANOTHER SORT OF LEARNING by James V. Schall, S.J.

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This morning I finished my re-reading of Another Sort of Learning by James V. Schall, S.J., the books that I gave to my son and his two pals when they were about to start their college careers.

And later I went to an annual meeting of the American Maritain Association just to meet Father Schall and tell him that I was his fan.

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Thanks for the heads up. I am currently reading Schall’s, The Order of Things and enjoying it. Even though I’m not RC, I appreciate his insight.
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MMasz wrote:Thanks for the heads up. I am currently reading Schall’s, The Order of Things and enjoying it. Even though I’m not RC, I appreciate his insight.
"No one is immune to the charm of things. They are designed, by their very being, to unsettle us. And they do unsettle us if we really look at them, especially, as Plato said in the Symposium, if they are beautiful things. Omne ens est pulchrum. When beautiful things have unsettled us enough, we wonder why such things exist in the first place." Schall, James V., The Modern Age, p. 117

MMasz, I thought of you the other morning when I read the words above by Father Schall.

My favorite chapter in The Order of Things
is Schall's chapter on beauty.

If you have read that chapter you will certainly appreciate these words. I suspect that you will agree that Schall savors words, sentences and things. In his books, the reader learns a lot of Plato and Aristotle, and a lot about the classical tradition in its relation to traditional Christianity.

To paraphrase the late Ralph McInerny, I think that a philosopher's ignorance of Schall on political philosophy is, like Gilson on medieval philosophy, culpable.

Unfortunately, many philosophers will not read Schall merely because he is a Catholic priest, which is a truly unphilosophical position.


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