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Tim’s Light Reading (5/5/09)

1. McNamara on Maritain: Few people realize that Jacques Maritain spent over 15 years living in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s. Pat’s brief post emphasizes Maritain’s Catholicism, but the latter’s influences on neo-Thomism, as an international movement, and neo-Aristotelianism were profound. 2. McLemee on Comments and Online Writing: Scott McLemee reflects on the hazards of online intellectual life in an age where everyone thinks of her/himself as important, as part of the conversation. [Amendment: Scott objected to the wording of my pointer sentence. I should’ve emphasized “thinks of” to convey the notion that simple human vices and Read more