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It seems to me to be no more than an unhealthy focus on one’s emotional response to the contemplation of Truth, Beauty and God. We resume our task; this is the moment to accept it afresh, and intellectudlle confirm, by an express act, our triple vocation as men, Christians, and intellectuals.

In he founded the Revue Thomiste and later became professor of moral philosophy at the Institut Catholique de Paris.

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How it is wasted, polluted, misdirected. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Aug 25, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book struck me as anachronistic This book addresses certain challenges faced by people who devote themselves to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

One only, to produce in him by word and sign states of sensibility and of imagination, emotion, and memory in which he will discover intelletuelle idea and make it his own. Both a geneticist and an artist might recognize their own values in it.

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That last phrase makes me chuckle. I hope to return to it at some future time and see whether I have come closer to the lofty vantage point of this true intellectual. I am glad this is a Catholic book.


Some of the advice — reserve two hours a day, set up a note-taking system, focus on writing regularly — will help, but since his definition of an intellectual life is so broad, the reader will have to fill infellectuelle a lot of the gaps themselves. He also describes the best methods for remembering and studying, how to relate to intellectual giants, as well as advice on what to read and how. Quotes from The Intellectual Sertillanges inspires and educates those who would establish an inner mental This book is a delightful read, especially if you don’t mind the Catholic commentary.

La vie intellectuelle; son esprit, ses conditions, ses méthodes.

In essence, find a balance in life that will continue to challenge your intellectual aims, but don’t become lax enough to forget your purpose in life. Sep 27, SJ Loria rated it it was amazing. The purpose is to inspire the yes to a calling of using your intellect to make ,a better life. Dec 10, Brian rated it really intellectulele it Shelves: Quiet solitude is one of the most important points talked about in this book.

Style and truth connect in our ability to perceive through our five senses. The inspiring rhetoric might leave you highly motivated but a little at a loss as to how you will actually change your habits to conform to this new vocation.

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We must give ourselves from the heart, intellectulele truth is to give itself to us. Also, he wants to fight against intellectual sloth and therefore he presents the intellectual life as arduous: Although he wrote inhis advice on limiting exposure to daily newspapers convicts me to pare down similar distractions I have from the internet though I’ll keep Goodreads for now. More importantly he distinguishes between types of reading: Our destiny lies outspread before us.


It is written by an intellectual for fie, of the old school. Style, will and truth are only a few of the themes that Sertillanges includes in this manual on the intellectual life. It’s last step, according to Pascal, is to recognize its limitations. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The book assumes a reader sertillangds is Catholic, open to Thomism, and sympathetic to the Catholic mystical tradition.

This is an incredible work, Fr. What a labor next day to tune them all up again!

A “good conversation” at our house usually includes discussing the books we’ve been reading and often we end up sharing quotes or tidbits. It is a meditative monograph vi a text of memory. He urges beginning intellectuals to practice self-sacrifice and diligence, and to constantly intellecttuelle themselves in materials both ideas and physical settings which would expose them to truth and reawaken their thirst for more knowledge.

Aug 27, Alan Lestini rated it really liked it. So I’m keeping a catalog in my mind of pleasant activities I have already enjoyed, and new activities I’d like to explore.

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