Tag: Aristotle

Recognizing Limits

Back in January of 2013, First Things published an article with a provocative title: “Against Great Books.” It was written by Patrick J. Deneen, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. I printed the article, and it has languished in my studio for years. I reread it today and found it to be another important take on…

Set Up for the Sinner

In another letter to “A” (as printed in The Habit of Being), Flannery O’Connor shares some of her thoughts on converting to Catholicism, as it seems that A was contemplating doing so: Fr. [Jean] de Menasce told somebody not to come into the Church until he felt it would be an enlargement of his freedom. This is what you are…