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The Closing of the American Mind By Allan Bloom

The Closing of the American Mind
by Allan Bloom

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A study of cultural changes which occurred in the last decades in Western civilization, including the language of politics and morals, monitoring the effects on young people who, the author claims, are living in an impoverished present due to the lack of philosophical and literary knowledge.
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The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy And Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students by Allan Bloom

This critique about the intellectual and moral confusions of our age promotes the view that young people, lacking an understanding of the past and a vision of the future, live in an impoverished present. The author claims that universities no longer provide the knowledge of the great tradition of philosophy and literature that made students aware of the order of nature and of man's place within it and that higher education fails to arouse or to nurture the self-knowledge that has always been the basis for serious, humane learning. The result is a diagnosis of cultural changes which occurred in the last decades in Western civilization, including changes in the language of politics and morals.

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GOR001413951
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy And Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students by Allan Bloom
Allan Bloom
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1988-05-26
402
0140112170
9780140112177
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