The Abolition of Man

C.S. Lewis Douglas Gresham

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  • Title: The Abolition of Man
  • Author: C.S. Lewis Douglas Gresham
  • ISBN: 9780062342713
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Audiobook
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    1. Tim on said:

      When things get bad, I take out the bourbon When, as occasionally happens, time drags on and things don t get any better, I put the bourbon away and take out C S Lewis His books are short, readable, and filled with an uncanny amount of wisdom His genius, and the reason he s always been a comfort to me, lies in his ability to convince me that the world as it appears to be, the world that seems so oppressive, is not the whole story The lifeline of depression, the fuel from which it draws all of it [...]

    2. Douglas Wilson on said:

      Excellent Read various times Just listened to an audio version in the fall of 2015 Although I have read this book multiple times, the last time through on audio, I noticed that the last section contained layers I had not ever really understood I listened to it again Jan 2016 with that in mind, and yep, definite layers This book is deep.Listened to it again in October of 2016 And yet again in July of 2017.

    3. Allie on said:

      I have so many quotes marked from this book that I might as well just memorize the entire thing This book alone introduced me to the writings of C.S Lewis, and I am forever indebted to perceptions Virtue, as he defines it, is the ability to recognize what is true, good and beautiful To be able to admit that something has value.Difficult in our world.How did we get to the point that recognizing the goodness or beauty in something or someone else makes us feel as though part of our own soul is bei [...]

    4. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I ve meant to read this for a long time The edition of this I read had both The Great Divorce and The Abolition of Man The Great Divorce is one of my all time favorite books, of any genre This book is also excellent, though of a totally different type.This book will does require multiple readings if we want to get the most out of it Also considering when this book was written 1943 then looking at the world today and seeing how things have progressed it could be eye opening and even a bit frighte [...]

    5. Ron on said:

      After my second reading Can education influence morality asks the back cover blurb Of course, the musings of an Oxford don seventy years ago could not be relevant to the current state of education in America Or, could it For a reader already concerned about the downward spiral of the quality of our education, this book will pour fuel on the fire The trends Lewis warned of in the 1940s now permeate our schools all of them The result may be men with unimaginable power, but no moral compass by whic [...]

    6. Clare Cannon on said:

      How could I have done an Arts degree without reading this book Lewis was a genius, and everything he writes here feels indescribably relevant to the present time I had goosebumps while reading it.So many voices call for the abandonment of all value systems except their own, wishing somehow to free society from the laws that have governed it only to impose their own, arbitrary code.Every humanities student not to mention teacher must read it.

    7. Cindy Rollins on said:

      This book is definitely one that gets better the times you read it I can remember understanding very little of it except the famous paragraph at the end of the first chapter the first time I read it, In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful Certainly, that paragraph itself is worthy of [...]

    8. booklady on said:

      The Abolition of Man is a short work but very powerful As with everything by C S Lewis, we are in for reading listening pleasure as well as education He fills our minds with his own terms Men Without Chests examples taken from real life The Green Book and convincing arguments from literature Faust Can you just imagine being one of his lucky students Published in 1943, Abolition is applicable today than when it was written but probably the least known of his major works When I did a GR search of [...]

    9. Audrey on said:

      Wow, this is hard to rate and review 3.5 stars This is a collection of three related, non religious essays Lewis observed the introduction of Progressive ideals like moral relativism in schools and explained the logical problems with them He examines the ideas there is no absolute truth, no intrinsic value, and no Natural Law and shows the flaws in their logic.The way he tackles these philosophical ideas just proves his genius Just watching his thought process and the beautiful writing is fascin [...]

    10. Othy on said:

      Simply amazing Probably the best book by CS Lewis I ve ever read And the most terrifying I took particular interest in the book because of conversations with my friend Cadmus in Japan, who was of the opinion that Instinct towards preserving the species is all that drives humanity in our lives to sum up his general position This book shows and I believe proves that such ideas, along with others that are similar or spring from it such as that values are void and that traditional ideas must be cast [...]

    11. Skylar Burris on said:

      In the Abolition of Man, C.S Lewis confronts the modern attempt to overthrow the doctrine of objective value, the belief that certain attitudes are really true, and others really false, to the kind of thing the universe is and the kind of things we are As such, it is a book that should be of interest to any adherent of any traditional religion Though Lewis is a Christian, he does not take a specifically Christian approach in this book instead, he uses logical and moral reasoning to attack moral [...]

    12. Jamie on said:

      The Inklings Series is a monthly series featuring the works of my two favorites, J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis, or books about them But I don t want it to be just me chatting about these books, so that s where y all come in I ll announce the book at least four weeks in advance of when the discussion post will go live, so you have plenty of time to get the book and read it Then, the following month, I ll post a discussion post and let the fun begin Y all, I m going to start this with some realness [...]

    13. Jesse Brooks on said:

      Why does society desire to raise children with no moral compass besides their own

    14. Jeremy on said:

      Assigned in Ralph Wood s Oxford Christians class at Baylor Fall 2014.Excellent Lewis said that this was his favorite book of his non fiction writings The Green Book is Lewis s way of referring to Alex King and Martin Ketley s The Control of Language A Critical Approach to Reading and Writing.Here s a helpful link for quotes and allusions in this book See Mark Ward s review here.1 charitable reading also pp 4, 11 13 2 Coleridge waterfall sublime feelings6 ad example don t just say it s bad show w [...]

    15. Kyle Worlitz on said:

      I read this, because a religious friend asked me to Frankly, its a lot of intellectual blathering that could be summed up much concisely, and effectively Lewis tries to argue that human nature will change for the worse the rationalist we become I believe that on closer examination, what worries him isn t that human nature might change in the future It s that human nature may not have been what he wanted it to be in his present Lewis is an intelligent man, but he makes the same mistake that so [...]

    16. Bruce on said:

      I read this for a third time due to the inclusion of several excerpts in Ayn Rand s Marginalia Rand virulently hated the book and its author, and I ve always wanted to examine closely why, since I admire both authors Her primary disagreement is his coupling of magic and science by claiming they both wanted to achieve power over nature, but by different means I agree with her that this is an unjustified coupling with its implied vilification of science.She, on the other hand, seems to forget tha [...]

    17. Sherwood Smith on said:

      This is arguably Lewis s most brilliant book, and probably his most intellectual It furnishes quotes than most of his others, as he argues for a universal morality In knocking down the emerging post modernists of the time beginning with Nietzsche he predicts pretty much what s happening now Man s conquest of nature turns out to be nature s conquest of man All her retreats turn out to be tactical withdrawals.

    18. Sean on said:

      A classic analysis of our educational and ethical decline We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst We castrate and bid the gelding be fruitful.

    19. Mark Adderley on said:

      An important criticism of the educational system in Britain and America it makes a good companion piece with G K Chesterton s The Everlasting Man.

    20. Christaaay - Christy Luis Reviews on said:

      About To virtue or not to virtue That is the question In this powerful little book, Lewis examines why human values come as a package deal or not at all and the disastrous consequences if humanity chooses to forgo virtue entirely Genre Philosophy Subject Ethics Published 1944.I am now going to attempt to summarize the contents of this book but as is always the case with summaries, it will lose much of its potency its full explanations, for example, as well as its accompanying quoted evidence I j [...]

    21. Jacob Aitken on said:

      How did I go so long without reading this In many ways its a natural law primer Lewis does a good job showing how secular anti natural law theories devolve into incoherence, but the book is so much In it we see a glimpse one rarely acknowledged by Lewis s evanjellyfish disciples today of the coming global state and its scientific elite This book should be read in conjunction with That Hideous Strength easily the 5th greatest novel of the 20th century the other four were by Tolkien.I disagree wi [...]

    22. Susan on said:

      I think I only understood about 1 2 of it, but luckily it was every other sentence, so I feel like I got the gist of what he was trying to say It was strange to feel like the Intellectuals probably haven t changed all that much since CS Lewis was shooting holes in their arguments I think there are a few parts here I ought to memorize for some discussions that come up with people who are for the abolition of man without quite realizing it I definitely feel I ve met men without chests , and I wond [...]

    23. Cassandra Kay Silva on said:

      Definitely not one o my favorite C.S Lewis works I actually realized after the fact that I had read this as part of a second edition of Mere Christianity but either way start with something a bit fun like the Screwtape letters

    24. Ryan on said:

      This book is a clear example that in many ways CS Lewis a great author He knows how to use rhetoric and clever turn of phrase to make a very interesting book to read He also has some very good insight in many areas He s right that expressivism is very deeply wrong and does not accord with our traditional language and conceptions of the world He s right that the ethical impulse cannot be a matter of pure reason, and is a complicated thing to tie in to the workings of the world It can t be sensibl [...]

    25. Donna on said:

      Starting with one seemingly innocuous quote in a children s grammar book, Lewis traces the school of thought to its inevitable and dangerous conclusions and into the cold dystopian future that it has the potential and, perhaps, end goal of becoming The Abolition of Man.As usual, I find myself oddly soothed by the Professor s writing style, even while having my mind stimulated by his brilliance 3My one complaint is that it did seem to get repetitious after awhile, although I believe it was worth [...]

    26. Erisson Santos on said:

      Neste livro, C S Lewis defende a exist ncia de uma Lei Natural e discute as implica es da extin o desse conceito para as gera es futuras Atrav s de uma argumenta o s lida, o autor afirma que a busca do Homem pela evolu o atrav s da inova o, a qual substitui a cren a em valores objetivos por valores subjetivos, na verdade leva a aboli o do homem Com tr s cap tulos e um ap ndice, esta pode ser considerada obra obrigat ria para aqueles que desejam conhecer o legado de Clives Staples Lewis.

    27. Mark Jr. on said:

      In The Abolition of Man Lewis argues for the Tao his ad hoc technical term for natural law.Several people recommended this to me as the best case for natural law I m not ready to say that, because it wouldn t be fair to the other prominent books on the topic I have yet to read But this book is worthwhile if only because it is quintessential Lewis as most Lewis books seem to be He writes with amazing prose and incisive clarity on modern efforts to undo or replace traditional values modern efforts [...]

    28. Mistie on said:

      This was the first time I read this book and I learned so much from it I know that rereading it in the future will just show me even great insights This is a book that can be reread several times and just reveal deeper and deeper findings.

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