Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Idle Thought

It is not unusual for an article that I edited to go to the top of Philosophical Investigations' Top of the Pops. It simply means that it was the most popular article in a week. It is unusual, though, for an article to go to the Top of the Pops twice. This just happened with one that an English professor wrote on The Pleasures of Idle Thought. I was the editor here, and reduced it from more than 3000 words to less than 700! But the professor was happy. It is fundamentally a Christian article, although this is not explicit. Idle thought, it says, may be pleasurable, but it is self-defeating. It "comes back to bite you". OBSERVATION: A pleasantly written piece, with a serious message.

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