Eclectic Intellection

The Importance of Intellectual Life: A Conversation with Zena Hitz

Episode Summary

What is an intellectual life? Does the intellectual life have a specific purpose and goal, or is it open-ended? And what type of discipline is required for a fruitful intellectual life? In this episode, I discuss these questions with my guest Zena Hitz. We will focus on her recent book Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, which was published by Princeton University Press.