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  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    G. K. Chesterton says, an open mind is like an open mouth: useful only to close down on something solid.) In
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    Freud’s simple observation in Civilization and Its Discontents that we simply are not happy with our new, godlike powers. We
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    The premodern practical philosophy, or life view, flowed from the premodern theoretical philosophy, or world view: there is a God; therefore conform to him. The modern life view flows from the modern world view: there is no God; therefore we play God
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    We extol action over contemplation, doing over being, analysis over intuition, problems over mysteries, success over contentment, conquering over nurturing, the quick fix over lifelong commitment, the prostitute over the mother.] Long
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    Our primary business in life is not business,
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    when you are edging closer and closer to the abyss, the most progressive direction is backwards. Before
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    As there is one Face above all worlds merely to see which is irrevocable joy, so at the bottom of all worlds that face is waiting whose sight alone is the misery from which none who beholds it can recover.
  • Philosophy_Muse shared from Back To Virtue by Peter Kreeft
    A book about virtues and vices? How quaint and out-of-date! I reply that a civilization with such a notion of virtues and vices will soon itself be quaint and out of date.