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David Lawrence Levine

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
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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...

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...