Review

Bite-Sized Philosophy

The Art of Living by Dietrich von Hildebrand
with Alice von Hildebrand

Hildebrand Project, 2016 (1965, 1994)
(132 pages, $17.99, paperback)

The Art of Living, available in this new edition, contains in miniature the whole of Dietrich von Hildebrand's ethical philosophy—a blessing, since his larger works, such as Ethics and Aesthetics, may be a daunting mountain to climb for the student uninitiated into the methods of realist phenomenology. To such, Hildebrand may seem to speak in extremes. In nearly every paragraph we meet statements modified by such words as "completely," "absolutely," "every," "never" or "altogether."

Hildebrand, however, is not being dramatic or making unguarded, sweeping statements. Consistent with his . . .

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Dan Sheffler (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) teaches philosophy at Georgetown College in Kentucky. With his wife and three children, he is a member of Lexington Christian Fellowship.

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