Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 17.50  
Retail Value $ 25.00  
You Save $ 7.50  (30%)  
Item Number 255962  
Buy New $17.50
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking by James V. Schall...

In The Life of the Mind, Georgetown University's James V. Schall takes up the task of reminding us that, as human beings, we naturally take a special delight and pleasure in simply knowing. Because we have not only bodies but also minds, we are built to know what is. In this volume, Schall, author of On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs (ISI Books), among many other volumes of philosophical and political reflection, discusses the various ways of approaching the delight of thinking and the way that this delight begins in seeing and hearing and even in making and walking. We must be attentive to and cultivate the needs of the mind, argues Schall, for it is through our intellect that all that is not ourselves is finally returned to us, allowing us to live in the light of truth.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   250
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.9" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 30, 2006
Publisher   Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISBN  1932236899  
ISBN13  9781932236897  

Availability  0 units.

More About James V. Schall

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! James V. Schall, s.j., is a Professor Emeritus from Georgetown University. He currently resides in Los Gatos, California. He has a Master s Degree in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, a Doctoral Degree in Political Philosophy from Georgetown University, and a Master s Degree in Sacred Theology from Santa Clara University. He has written widely in academic and opinion journals. His books include Another Sort of Learning, The Life of the Mind, Remembering Belloc, and On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs."

James V. Schall has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Living Faith

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Education Theory > Educational Psychology
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Epistemology
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Education

Similar Products

$16.95  $11.86

Reviews - What do customers think about The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking?

Understand what is  Jun 2, 2008
Father Schall's book reads like a series of lectures given in one of his classrooms, in order to stimulate his students at Georgetown. He praises highly the pursuit of knowledge, and especially recommends Catholic authors in that pursuit. As with Eric Voegelin, Schall seeks to meld the life of reason with that of reveation, and he does not see as much conflict as, say, Leo Strauss.
He emphasizes the active pursuit of knowledge as the path to the Truth, or that which is. In this he reveals a fundamental flaw, in that all thought is essentially old and is constantly being brought into the active present. But thought obscures that which is, and veils the Truth of each moment. In active contemplation (or meditation) thought goes into abeyance and the mystery is frequently revealed.
All in all, a very enjoyable book. I particularly liked his"Reading for Clerics."
Mental Progress  Mar 12, 2007
"The Life of the Mind" is devoted to revering our historical thinkers.
I expected an element of practical application.
In praise of thought  Jan 9, 2007
Schall has become one of my favorite authors. He cuts through the trendy, the merely useful, and everything else we tend to think of as urgent and invites us to do what we were meant to do: seek truth. In the process, he reintroduces us to Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Boswell, Chesterton, and scores of other authors who can be our companions in this quest. It does no good to be busy unless one has chosen one's activity wisely. It does no good to hurry unless one has chosen the right way. Therefore, done rightly, thinking is the most "practical" of pursuits. I highly recommend this book, and of Schall's other works.

Write your own review about The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy