Anatole France on Education and Knowing

French writer Anatole France reflects on how education relates to knowledge in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 16 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Kafka’s Sarcasm and Arendt’s Action

Arendt's description of The Trial in terms of "sarcasm" raises a number of issues about the effect and intended meaning of Kafka's writing. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Voltaire on Thinking

“Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.” -Voltaire Posted on 30 July 2013 | 10:57 am

A Christian Pope?

The white smoke ushered in a Pope from the New World, but one firmly planted in the old one. Pope Francis I is from Argentina but descended from Italy. According to the Arch-Bishop of Paris, quoted in The New York Times, the Pope was not of the Curia and not part of the Italian system.…Read more A Christian Pope? Posted on 15 March 2013 | 1:50 pm

Voltaire on Thinking

  “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire Posted on 13 November 2012 | 9:17 am

Voltaire on Thinking

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire Posted on 14 August 2012 | 11:21 am

Voltaire on Thinking

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” -Voltaire Visit our Thoughts on Thinking page here. Posted on 10 January 2012 | 3:23 pm