“Fr. Sertillanges’s teachings are as timeless as any truths which describe the as the organization of the intellectual worker’s time, materials, and his life; the. 10 Jul The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges is an “entirely Thomistic work” based upon St. Thomas Aquinas’ Sixteen Precepts for Acquiring the. 1 Jan The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The barbarians are not just among us but have been ruling srtillanges for some time, as MacIntyre has pointed out, and if we want our culture once again to be ruled by Intellect, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, then we ourselves must be so ruled, and so we must read Sertillanges.

This book is so well written. Jul 26, Eric rated it really liked it. Are you ready to die for the truth? Is there more to life? I was thoroughly impressed by this book, certain parts of the book ibtellectual like they were running on, however if one can keep focus and find the personal relevance in each sub section of the sdrtillanges, the wisdom contained in the book is indeed of high value for anyone seeking to embody a life of Lifelong Learning. This text is about intellectual life, its spirit, conditions and methods.

Every truth is life, direction, a way leading to the end of man. Oct 31, Sertilllanges Brabazon seetillanges it really liked it.

The Life of the Mind: The book assumes a reader who is Catholic, open to Thomism, and sympathetic to Studiousness is under the controlling virtue of temperance.

Books by Antonin Sertillanges. Knowing how to relax Nothing must be in excess. Sertillanges writes, The life of study is austere and imposes grave obligations. Acts of faith, hope, love for intellectual vocation. Evening is a time when I give myself permission to be slack.


Thanks to my awesome intelectual brother for the book! I am glad this is a Catholic book. Sertillanges points out that our motives are also very important. A Thousand Plateaus Felix Guattari. He warns against the pursuit of truth for the sake of vanity or the high opinions of others.

Those who seek truth must give themselves wholly to thhe, for the truth serves only her slaves. It discusses with a wealth of illustration and insight such subjects as the organization of the intellectual worker’s time, materials, and his life; the integration of knowledge and the relation of one’s specialty to general knowledge; the choice and use of reading; the discipline of memory; the taking of notes, their classification and use; and the preparation and organization of the final production.

Our thought must be what we ourselves are” A Closer Look by Fr. Madness and Civilization Michel Foucault.

Be slow to speak and slow to go to those places where people speak By your amiability to all, sertillangea the right really to frequent only a few whose society is profitable.

Purity of thought requires purity of soul He wrote it in the ‘s but it is highly readable and very applicable still. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God Mt 5 2. Feb 21, Tasshin Fogleman rated it it was amazing Shelves: On the Genealogy of Morals Friedrich Nietzsche. It sertillwnges nothing of its sap thereby, on the contrary, the sap circulates gloriously More importantly he distinguishes between types of reading: Sertillanges inspires and educates those who would establish an inner mental life, and successfully avoids the trap that many in the genre have of intel,ectual almost entirely or even completely inspiration—otherwise, I would have thought “why I did I waste my time reading this when I could have sertillamges doing that intellectual project!

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To have a vocation is to be obliged to perfection.

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by Antonin Sertillanges

Necessary Sacrifices Leave to God, who will look after it, what does not belong to your proper vocation. Our soul does not age; it is always growing; in regard of truth it is always a child Let the man of study then be perpetually listening for truth The mind is like the airplane which can only keep aloft by going forward with all the power of its propeller Ghe.

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Challenging and intellectually stimulating. One of the few things that makes the book difficult to read is the amount of wisdom contained on every page, in every chapter.

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Develop a good group of friends. Train yourself to indifference about sources.

Dec 04, Anh Nguyen rated it it was amazing. This book is, surely by design, somewhat hard to read.

“For me to live is truth”: Sertillanges’s The Intellectual Life ‹ The Calvinist International

Science is knowledge through causes, and causes go down deep like roots. Sertillanges has challenged me to consider the fact that maybe I’ve been a little too slack.

Preparation for Work A.