* Sarah Emsley's Mansfield Park event has begun.
* The pleasing detail of Mansfield Park and its painting-like yet active description at "Wuthering Heights"
* In the Image of God: John Comenius and the First Children's Picture Book at "The Public Domain Review." A good discussion, although they miss the obvious point that Orbis Sensualium Pictus, The Sensible World Depicted, is making in part the point that understanding the sensible world requires understanding that on which it depends.
* Speaking of which, Rebecca Stark discusses being in the image of God at "Out of the Ordinary"
* The 163rd Philosophers' Carnival at "The Indian Philosophy Blog"
* Mark Okrent on academia, teleology, perception, and pragmatism at "Figure/Ground Communication".
* A look at Faberge eggs.
* Charles Sonnenburg of SFDebris was interviewed on the subject of science fiction a while back at "Former People"
* Karsten Harries is interviewed on Heidegger and the philosophy of architecture at 3:AM.
* Randall Colton begins discussing the seven acts of friendship that Aquinas considers when looking at the Holy Spirit's work in rational creatures; he starts it off with the first of the seven, sharing a life.
* At the SEP, Peter Simons discusses Jan Łukasiewicz, the great Polish logician.
* Recent articles at the IEP:
Eve Browning on Xenophon
David Simpson on Blaise Pascal (very nicely detailed -- one of the mistakes people make with Pascal is to leave things out that shouldn't be left out)
Christopher Lutz on Alasdair MacIntyre
* One of the things I want to do this summer is to re-read all the Platonic dialogues and Xenophon's Socratic dialogues, a desire that has increased since a number of them have been coming up in various contexts, anyway. And since taking a difficult task and making it approach impossibility is my natural modus operandi, I've taken into my head that it might be a nice change to read through as much as possible of the Confucian Thirteen Classics as well -- certainly at least the Four Books (Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Analects, and Mencius). Does anybody have any recommendations for translations of the Great Learning and the Doctrine of the Mean?