David Lawrence Levine

About David Lawrence Levine

David Lawrence Levine is a tutor at St. John's College. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University and Master's degrees in Philosophy and Art History. Dr. Levine is the author of Profound Ignorance: Plato’s Charmides and the Saving of Wisdom and has contributed to The Envisioned Life: Essays in Honor of Eva Brann and Leo Strauss: Political Philosopher and Jewish Thinker

Humanity Dehumanized: Hegel’s Reflections on the Enlightenment & the French Revolution

By |2019-01-20T22:27:17-05:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Civil Society, Freedom, In Honor of Eva Brann at 90 Series, Philosophy, Politics, Revolution|

The Enlightenment, that is modern reason, failed us in part, Hegel shows, both for the history it left behind and the legacy it bequeathed us. Indeed it brought us and spirit to the point of self-destruction... Editor's Note: This essay is part of a series dedicated to Senior Contributor Dr. Eva Brann of St. John’s College, Annapolis, in [...]

Four Sides of a Cube, Or, Why a Certain Question Needs to Be Asked Again and Again

By |2019-04-18T09:03:31-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Civilization, Classical Education, Classical Liberalism, History, Liberal Learning, St. John's College|

We turn to the Great Books so that the encounter with them might do for us what they did for past generations. We turn to them as world makers, that they might aide us in understanding the world they were instrumental in bringing about, our world... “Today, is greatness still possible?’ ~Nietzsche[1] “Ideas do not [...]