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Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990

Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990

  • Title: Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990
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  • ISBN : 9780671747268
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 400 pages

A collection of essays on teachers, books and education, from the author of The Closing of the American Mind In this book, current liberal theories of justice are criticized, the shortcomings of the modern university are analyzed and the works of Shakespeare, Swift and Plato are examined.

Author Allan Bloom

Allan David Bloom was an American philosopher, essayist and academic Bloom championed the idea of Great Books education, as did his mentor Leo Strauss Bloom became famous for his criticism of contemporary American higher education, with his views being expressed in his bestselling 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind.

Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990 Reviews (6)

  • The controversy over Allan Bloom is somewhat curious But at root, I think many were offended by the tone of his essays and his unremitting sarcasm Nussbaum argues that he is not a philosopher And her comment feels pejorative But I agree, I don t think Bloom was a philosopher He was a brilliant acade [..]

  • I was never a fan of Bloom, but there are lovely essays here esp the pieces on Leo Strauss, Raymond Aron, and Alexander Kojeve Fine, fine writing and perceptive essays on three men whose work is very much worth reading. [..]

  • Primarily interesting for those who want to know of the eccentric creature Allan Bloom was Interesting are his essays on Kojeve, Strauss, and Aron And his praise of FDR as greatest American leader of the twentieth century. [..]

  • Whether or not you agree with Bloom s ideas and interpretations of the great thinkers, you have to admit, he s a great writer. [..]

  • Brilliant insightful analysis of contemporary culture. [..]

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