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Written in Stone

From the November 2007 Print Edition

The Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea by rémi brague university of chicago, 336 pages, $35 Rémi Brague’s latest book is a learned and meticulously documented exposition of the notion of divine law, from the Greeks through the founding documents of Judaism, Christianity, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Modern Times

From the February 2007 Print Edition

A World Beyond Politics? A Defense of the Nation-State by Pierre Manent Princeton University Press, 228 pages, $35 The novelist and sometime phil?o?sopher Walker Percy used to say that Angelism-by which he meant the denial of our bodily nature-is the defining heresy of modernity. The great French . . . . Continue Reading »

The Truth About Lies

From the November 2006 Print Edition

Truth: A Guide by Simon Blackburn Oxford University Press, 272 pages, $25 SIMON BLACKBURN’S ABILITY to be at once engaging and rigorous is unrivaled in contemporary philosophy. As a guide to what we ought ultimately to think about truth, however, his latest, Truth: A Guide , is much less . . . . Continue Reading »

The Beginning of the Journey

From the May 2006 Print Edition

Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue 1913-1922by alasdair macintyrerowman & littlefield, 224 pages, $25.95 In the summer of 1921, while visiting friends, Edith Stein chanced upon the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila. Reading through the night, she completed an important stage in her own . . . . Continue Reading »