Book Reviews of ABOLITION OF MAN

Author: C.S. Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780020662303
ISBN-10: 0020662300
Publication Date: 2/1/1962
Pages: 121
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Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
Book Type: Board book
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1978 edition of 1947 classic. Discusses education - good and bad. Very thought provoking.
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C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society.
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If you love C.S. Lewis then you will love this one from him to. Small 109 pg. book, but very deep and will keep you wanting more of his material. The author reflects on education, society, and nature.
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How education develops man's sense of morality.
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A scholarly C. S. Lewis paperback about the philosophy of education, etc.
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C.S. Lewis' Abolition of Man was an interesting read. I actually didn't know what the book was about when I started - it's basically Lewis' refutation of a section of a textbook. Very interesting. And I admire how Lewis keeps the book anonymous. The only thing is I know want to know the name of book. Oh well. I'm sure I could find out if I looked hard enough.

I'm going to quote from the book now:

But you cannot go on "explaining away" for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on "seeing through" things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street of garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden too? It is no use trying to "see through" first principles. If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To "see through" all things is the same as not to see.

The book is logical. I like it, and I think you should read it.

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