It’s Thursday—that day that is, for some reason, not a Friday, but which will sometimes let you bumble along believing it to be a Friday until about 3:00 in the afternoon. I am, of course, not speaking from experience. Anyway, here’s what we have for you to read:
Peter Leithart, still steadily chewing through this book, talks about what’s wrong with Martin Buber and Plato. Meanwhile, author Kevin Hector drops by to tell us what’s wrong with essentialist-correspondentist metaphysics.
As an aside: I got pretty confused while reading Saltzman’s piece, because I distinctly remembered Dives attacking Lazarus with dogs and such, something present nowhere in the Saltzman’s version of the tale.
It turned out I was thinking of the English folk song, “Dives and Lazarus,” which embellishes somewhat on the original story. You can hear it here, as arranged by Gustav Holst; or you can listen to Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus here. (The tune is also familiar as “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” and “The Star of the County Down.”)
Anyway, initially I gathered up this music as a “weekend listening” kind of thing, but then it turned out it was Thursday. So it’s your Thursday listening. Is that better or worse?