The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

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"Fr. Sertillanges's teachings are as timeless as any truths which describe the genuine nature of things. . . . This book is highly recommended not only for intellectuals, but also for students and those discerning their vocation in life."--New Oxford Review

"[This] is above all a practical book. It discusses with a wealth of illustration and insight such subjects as the organization of the intellectual worker's time, materials, and his life; the integration of knowledge and the relation of one's specialty to general knowledge; the choice and use of reading; the discipline of memory; the taking of notes, their classification and use; and the preparation and organization of the final production."--The Sign

 

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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

Sertillanges (1863-1948) was a French Dominican brother whose scholarly specialty was the moral theory of Thomas Aquinas. The book assumes a reader who is Catholic, open to Thomism, and sympathetic to ... Read full review

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User Review  - JDHomrighausen - LibraryThing

first encountered Sertillanges' 1921 book of pithy advice in 2009, when reading it inspired me and changed my entire approach to the intellectual vocation. So while on my meditation retreat, I decided ... Read full review

Contents

Virtues of a Catholic
17
The Organization of Life
41
The Time of Work
69
The Field of Work
101
The Spirit of Work
123
Preparation for Work
145
B THE MANAGMENT OF MEMORY
174
NOTES
186
Creative Work
199
The Worker and the Man
235
IO Index
261
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