Post Tagged with: "David Schmitt"

Knowledge and the Search for Meaning in Five Classic Films

Knowledge and the Search for Meaning in Five Classic Films

[Editor’s note: In this guest post, Toronto Pursuits 2017 leader David Schmitt gives us a glimpse of the five films participants will watch and discuss in his seminar Cinema and the Art of Concealment and how these films challenge us to take a second look at what we know, and […]

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GUEST BLOG—The Meaning of (My) Life: Shadows on Augustine’s Cave with David Schmitt

GUEST BLOG—The Meaning of (My) Life: Shadows on Augustine’s Cave with David Schmitt

The path towards sainthood was an indirect one for our hero, Augustine. He ended up spiritually rather far from where he began, but just where his mother wanted him: “Never mind being a doctor or lawyer, my son is a saint!” And he got there by always looking for meaning […]

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GUEST BLOG — Taking On Life’s Big Questions Through Film with David Schmitt

GUEST BLOG — Taking On Life’s Big Questions Through Film with David Schmitt

Seen any great movies lately? Of all those recently regaled at the Oscars ceremony, some were good, some even very good, but I thought only one might someday achieve greatness: The Great Beauty. It is an intensely beautiful film, an homage to Rome, but it also considers a great question: […]

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GUEST BLOG – David Schmitt on the merits of mysteries

GUEST BLOG – David Schmitt on the merits of mysteries

I love good books! I’m reading Anna Karenina right now, just for fun, but I recently finished two of Lee Child’s “Jack Reacher” novels and The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. I’ll read Ripley again, as will I AK, but once is enough for a Jack Reacher novel. After AK, I’ll […]

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