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The Envisioned Life: Essays in Honor of Eva Brann
To mark Eva Brann’s fiftieth year on the faculty of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, twenty-three of her colleagues, friends, and former students have contributed essays, poems, and artwork to The Envisioned Life. They celebrate Brann’s “passion for learning and her deep love of books, her breadth of knowledge and interests, her boundless energy, her mastery of t ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Paul Dry Books
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I just got my copy of this book in the mail yesterday. I love Joe Sachs' essay in here, "The Work of Imagination: Sundry and Summary." It is about animals, or rather how human beings learn to measure or observe the imaginative and intellectual capacities of animals. Last night I also read Sam Kutler's essay, "Favorite Analogies." In it, he simply explains his six "favorite proportions." It made me remember how wonderful it is to spend time thinking through geometrical and arithmetic problems.
Peter Kalkavage is a member of the senior faculty at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he has taught for thirty years. He is the author of numerous articles on philosophy. He translated Plato's Timaeus and co-translated Plato's Phaedo and Sophist.More about Peter Kalkavage...