Monthly Archives: October 2016

The pleasure of rewriting

‘The greatest pleasure in writing is rewriting. My early drafts are always wretched.’ Donald Hall, Essays After Eighty (HMHCO, 2014), p13 Let the blogger take note.

Posted in Quotations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Science and “I”

I’m currently reading Roger Scruton’s “The Soul of the World“, which is a typically articulate and, at times, entertaining demonstration of how a reductionist and materialist explanation of the world cannot account for intuitively necessary elements of existence, such as personality, relationships, moral … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Quotations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sharpening the reason of the Scripture

Now the souls of the men whose good is sought in this work are no less precious in the sight of God, though they are unacquainted with philosophical terms and ways of arguing, than the souls of the most learned. … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment