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Closing of the American Mind

Closing of the American Mind - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0671657154

Cover of Closing of the American Mind 87 (ISBN 978-0671657154)
ISBN13: 978-0671657154
ISBN10: 0671657151
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 87
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 1987
International: No

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Closing of the American Mind - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0671657154

Allan Bloom

ISBN13: 978-0671657154
ISBN10: 0671657151
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 87
Publisher: Touchstone Books

Published: 1987
International: No
Summary

A professor of social thought at the University of Chicago argues that the social and political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.

Author Bio

Bloom, Allan : University of Chicago

Allan Bloom is Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College and co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy at the University of Chicago. He has taught at Yale, University of Paris, University of Toronto, Tel Aviv University, and Cornell, where he was the recipient of the Clark Teaching Award in 1967. His other books are Plato's Republic (translator and editor), Politics and the Arts: Rousseau's Letter to d'Alembert (translator and editor), Rousseau's Emile (translator and editor), and Shakespeare's Politics (with Harry V. Jaffa). He lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Saul Bellow
Preface
Introduction: Our Virtue

PART ONE. STUDENTS

The Clean Slate
Boob
Music
Relationships
Self-Centeredness
Equality
Race
Sex
Separateness
Divorce
Love
Eros

PART TWO. NIHILISM, AMERICAN STYLE

The German Connection
Two Revolutions and Two States of Nature
The Serf
Creativity
Culture
Values
The Nietzscheanization of the Left or Vice Versa
Our Ignorance

PART THREE. THE UNIVERSITY

From Socrates' Apology to Heidegger's Rektoratsrede
Tocqueville on Democratic Intellectual Life
The Relation Between Thought and Civil Society
The Philosophic Experience
The Enlightenment Transformation
Swift's Doubts
Rousseau's Radicalization and the German University
The Sixties
The Student and the University
Liberal Education
The Decomposition of the University
The Disciplines

Conclusion
Index

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