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The book is full of insight voe an established scholar of whatever discipline might share with an understudy or a novitiate. In a time where higher education has the intellectual courage of a drug dealer cutting smack with baking powder, this book is a reminder of a lost age that we could have again if we committed to reading, writing and thinking.

His recommendation for reading is to read little, but by that he means thinking about what you read rather than picking up just any book willy-nilly. Want to Read saving…. But it seems like a tragedy to give up a personal treasure acquired through concentration and solitude because you think that it will prevent you from practicing social etiquette. Quiet solitude is one of the most important points talked about in this book.

This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. In the end, all intellectual inquiry serves the moral make-up of man: Antonin-Gilbert Sertillanges was a French Catholic philosopher and spiritual writer.

If you are not religious, you may leave certain parts as they are, with no prejudice to the various ideas and advices he gives. I’m working on this; resolved to NOT be the violin with slackened strings.

The subtitle, The Spirit, Method and Conditions, gives you a clue as to the contents of the book, but know that it focuses heavily on The Spirit portion. There is a long tradition of body-mind dualism in Western thinking that privileges the mind over the body.

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This book is a treasure one page visual summary. In sum, I would characterize this book as a Catholic mystic’s take on the intellectual life: Evening is a time when I give myself permission to be slack.


As per style, he can be difficult to wade through in certain sections while brilliant in others. It brings to mind a more innocent age, where an ordered life was the beginning of the intellectual career. In addition, I found his recommendations to be very general and difficult to apply to my specific situation. Engrave on your mind whatever can help you to conceive or carry out a project, whatever your soul can assimilate, whatever can serve your purpose, vivify your inspiration, and sustain your work.

I keep tripping over God god? We resume our task; this is the moment to accept it afresh, and to confirm, by an express act, our triple vocation as men, Christians, and intellectuals. This book is of enormous humanistic value. To speak along and wordlessly, as one does by writing, lla to listen and perceive truth with a freshness of sensation like that of a man who intellextuelle in the early morning and holds his ear to nature.

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

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. For him, the pen is “an interior bent, a disposition of the living brain” Everything is interesting; everything might be useful; everything attracts and charms a noble mind; but death is before us…Be humble about it, yes, for it shows our limitations; but to accept our limitations is a part of virtue and gives us a great dignity…We are not much, but we are part of a whole and we have the honor of being a part.

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Be the first to ask a question about The Intellectual Life. But I find this book for me is like a ladder, by which I can gain a higher vantage point, although not without exertion. First published in the s, with heavy reprints in the subsequent two decades in French, this new edition appeared in I have wondered about the lack of practice one gets in making small talk and having relationships of lesser intensity with, for example, coworkers or acquaintances.

This work, taken in tandem with Sister Miriam Joseph’s Trivium This is the rule for the Catholic intellectual, though the methodology is sound for any person who wishes to learn from and contribute to the total of human knowledge. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again.


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I wish the bearded gentleman in the sky every future success, but the contemporary intellectual – and intellectual life – must be rigorously secular. Return to Book Page. Dertillanges E-mail Address es field is required. I will probably be referring intellectulle this book again and again and certainly making notes from this book to apply elsewhere in my auto-didactic lifestyle.

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Also, he wants to fight against intellectual sloth and therefore he presents the intellect This book is a great distillation of the Catholic intellectual tradition, which has much to offer Protestant evangelicals who care about ideas.

Continuation of learning never ends after our formal education.

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English View all editions and formats Rating: 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. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My style, my pen, is the intellectual instrument which I use to express myself and to tell others what I understand of eternal truth.

This is the rule for the Catholic intellectual, though the methodology is sound for any person who wishes to learn from and contribute to the total of human knowledge. It is an exhortation to the person who finds the fire principally in their mind. Sertillanges has challenged me to consider the fact that maybe I’ve been a little too slack.

Similar Items Related Subjects: I read this book after James Schall recommended it “The Life of the Mind” as a follow-up to his own book.

The book assumes a reader who is Catholic, open to Thomism, and sympathetic to the Catholic mystical tradition.