The Intellectual Devotional

The Intellectual Devotional

Revive your Mind, Complete your Education, and Roam Confidently With the Cultured Class

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This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp

Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection--collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same--a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music.

Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. The book's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our schooldays are behind us. Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one's mind before retiring in the evening.

Publisher: New York : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2006.
ISBN: 9781594865138
1594865132
Branch Call Number: 909
Characteristics: 377 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oppenheim, Noah D.

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

You’d think with two editors there would be fewer typos and layout mistakes. Some topics were not extremely well explained, leading me to believe the editors were not extremely well versed on some of the topics they were editing. And devoting 1/7th of the lessons to music was way too much for my Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge interest in musical education. But other than that, it was a great bathroom book.

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