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Himmelfarb Pushes Post-structuralism Into the Abyss
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More filters. Sort order. Jun 28, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction-other , essays. A book of interesting essays.
Reflections on a quote by Lionel Trilling. Discussion of the famous quote -- "No man is a hero to his valet" -- and its famous amendment -- "No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is not a hero, but because the valet is a valet" -- in a context of heroes and villains. Marx and John Stuart Mill.
Pomo history. And one nostalgic look at footnotes and their rules.
Mar 23, Benjamin rated it it was amazing. Mirroring "The Abolition of man", Himmelfarb decries the loss of objectivity in modern society, especially in the area of learning. An excellent read. Dec 05, Gyoza rated it really liked it Shelves: essays , philosophy , politics , religion. This is an excellent series of essays on various thinkers and philosophical ideas that have filtered out of academia and become influential in the modern world to the detriment of clear and logical thinking based on objective truth.
Her essay on John Stuart Mill, Liberty: One Simple Principle is especially good as an introduction to Mill's work, particularly On Liberty and the effects it has had on how people define "liberty" today. Also particularly enjoyable is the essay on footnotes Where Hav This is an excellent series of essays on various thinkers and philosophical ideas that have filtered out of academia and become influential in the modern world to the detriment of clear and logical thinking based on objective truth.
On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society
Feb 29, Spectre rated it really liked it Shelves: reading-group , non-fiction. Textbook like series of 7 essays discussing the negative impact of post modernist scholarship in the fields of literary and literary criticisms, philosophy, and history. The author writes that " Ben Symons rated it it was ok Jul 08, Jean-claude Klein rated it liked it Apr 17, Toby rated it liked it Apr 07, Steve rated it really liked it Nov 19, Kevin Kwilinski rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Bradley rated it really liked it Nov 07, John Mangan rated it really liked it Sep 18, Matt rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Eben Loudin rated it really liked it Aug 12, Jessicarr rated it really liked it Jan 13, Grzegorz Kosson rated it liked it Jul 09, Pablo Torres Corpus rated it really liked it Jul 21, Howard Phillips rated it really liked it Aug 26, Pat Miller rated it liked it Aug 27, It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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