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The Resource Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life, Zena Hitz

Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life, Zena Hitz

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Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life
Title
Lost in thought
Title remainder
the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life
Statement of responsibility
Zena Hitz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an overloaded, superficial, technological world, in which almost everything and everybody are judged by their usefulness, where can we turn for escape, lasting pleasure, contemplation, or connection to others? While many forms of leisure meet these needs, Zena Hitz writes, few experiences are so fulfilling as the inner life, whether that of a bookworm, an amateur astronomer, a birdwatcher, or someone who takes a deep interest in one of countless other subjects. Drawing on inspiring examples, from Socrates and Augustine to Malcolm X and Elena Ferrante, and from films to Hitz's own experiences as someone who walked away from elite university life in search of greater fulfillment, Lost in Thought is a passionate and timely reminder that a rich life is a life rich in thought. Today, when even the humanities are often defended only for their economic or political usefulness, Hitz says our intellectual lives are valuable not despite but because of their practical uselessness. And while anyone can have an intellectual life, she encourages academics in particular to get back in touch with the desire to learn for its own sake, and calls on universities to return to the person-to-person transmission of the habits of mind and heart that bring out the best in us. Reminding us of who we once were and who we might become, Lost in Thought is a moving account of why renewing our inner lives is fundamental to preserving our humanity"--
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1973-
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Hitz, Zena
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thought and thinking
  • Intellectual life
Label
Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life, Zena Hitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How washing dishes restored my intellectual life -- Learning, leisure, and happiness -- A refuge from the world -- Learning lost and found -- The uses of uselessness -- The everyday intellectual
Control code
on1123182389
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780691178714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123182389
Label
Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life, Zena Hitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How washing dishes restored my intellectual life -- Learning, leisure, and happiness -- A refuge from the world -- Learning lost and found -- The uses of uselessness -- The everyday intellectual
Control code
on1123182389
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780691178714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123182389

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