The Thinking 

Intellect vs. Will

January 3, 2018


I had visited your site on a different subject, but noticed your post on “Intellectual Revolutions.”

I recently read a book that might interest you in connection with that post. It is by Frances O’Gorman and is entitled Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History. He has some interesting observations about why people can’t be talked out of what they believe, as belief is a matter not of reason, but of emotion or faith or the like: it is sort of pre-cognitive, you might say. It’s insightful in connection with today’s hyper-partisan atmosphere. Minds cannot be changed by reasoned argument! Coming to intellectual change takes inner muscles.

Best wishes for a healthy New Year. Your blog is very lovely.

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