Sunday, December 31, 2017
Audible.com download of a Great Courses lecture series by Prof. Alan Charles Kors. It is Kors interpretation of the Enlightenment as told through the history of Voltaire. Kors is a very engaging, even gripping, lecturer. Recommended.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
A classic on philosophy and culture that I have been meaning to read for a long time. It lives up to the hype. Written in 1948, Weaver diagnoses the sickness in our culture, tracing it to the triumph of nominalism over realism way back in the late middle ages. The best aspect of the book, and vindicating its analysis, is its prophetic nature.