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Walker Percy, philosopher (2)

Forthcoming: Walker Percy, Philosopher. Philosopher of Precision and Soul by Leslie Marsh The theme of abstraction operates in a twofold way in Percy – abstraction in the sense of being alienated from ones true or more authentic way of being/self and abstraction in a methodological sense, the inherent abstraction of scientific method and the more vulgar…

John Stuart Mill

Born on this day. See Christopher Macleod’s overview in the SEP. Most (if not all) of Mill’s writings freely available here. free speechJohn Stuart MillLiberalismliberty fundon liberty

The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Regime

This recent book sounds most appealing what with a chapter entitled “Walker Percy’s Search”. An endorsement by Brian Smith is recommendation enough. Edith Whartonelizabeth amatohappinessLiberalismNathaniel Hawthornephilosophical literaturePolitical philosophyTom WolfeWalker Percy

The Opium of the Intellectuals [Yet Idiot]

Raymond Aron’s classic freely available here. One of the causes of the popularity of Marxism among educated people was the fact that in its simple form it was very easy; even Sartre noticed that Marxists are lazy. Indeed, they enjoyed having one key to open all doors, one universally applicable explanation for everything, an instrument…