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"A Real Triump." -- Owen Barfield
In The Abolition of Man, 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. Both astonishing and prophetic, this book is one of the most debated of Lewis's extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."See all Product Description
This is one of those books to be read at different times and seasons of life. It was not an easy read, however brief it is. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2011 by jobot
Those who read this book, might also want to read Alston Chase's Harvard and the Unabomber. There Chase traces Ted Kaczynski's hatred of technology to two factors, one of which was... Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by Michael W. Perry
I read this on the advice of one friend and was encouraged by another. It starts out in a very surprising way. But of course! Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004 by Amazon Customer
The Abolition of Man is curious. It begins from a mere germ of an idea, inferred from an unchallenged source, and then slowly balloons until it is a diatribe against eugenics,... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2003 by Arthem
This book will not be easy for everyone, but it will be rewarding to engage with it, even if you disagree with Lewis' thinking. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Abba Poemen the Ubermensch
In this short book, CS Lewis takes public education for his subject, though the scope of the work goes well into the philosophical and ethical realms. Read morePublished on April 13 2003 by bixodoido
I'll admit that some of Lewis's comments left me in the dust, but I did appreciate how well grounded some of his arguments were. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2003 by Chadwick H. Saxelid
The book contains three closely related essays on ethical relativism. As different as Eastern philosophy (Chinese and Indian) may be from Western philosophy (Greco-Roman and... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Wesley L. Janssen
In The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis was well ahead of his times. He foresaw the development of postmodernism and deconstructionism. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2002 by Dr. Carol Samuelson