[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
Imperfect reason, unassisted by adult formation, leads to the suppression of critical thinking by our feelings and desires. It encourages a headfirst dive into the waters of sentimentalism which, while shallow, are deep enough for an infant to drown in.
[catechesis: Elizabeth Scalia, http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2011/08/a-dictatorship-of-sentimentalism]
Posted by Jeff on 08.02.2011
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