Book Reviews

A tempering of Great books fervour

December 5, 2008

In a tongue in cheek NY Times article James Campbell argues that the foreboding Great Books of the Western World were a ploy to undermine the “love of reading.” Campbell argues that selecting 443 exemplary works to bind in 54 black leatherette volumes in the 1950s did not encourage intellectual growth of generations of Americans. […]

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A copernican revolution in C.S. Lewis scholarship!

April 18, 2008

For academics one of the highest forms of praise is “doh! wish i’d thought of that”, or “wow, that’s so obvious, why didn’t i put that together”. This is not to say that the idea is necessarily simplistic or obvious but that it is usually (occam’s razor being applied) the simplest solution makes the most […]

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