A Portion of Reason (Paperback)
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A Portion of Reason (Paperback)

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Paperback 394 Pages / Published: 25/03/1993
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This book is a collection of essays that examine various subjects in which unreasonableness or low standards of rationality substitute sentimentality for sober thought and thereby restrict action. The essays defend the interconnected values of reasonableness and freedom. Contents: Introduction; Method: Irrationality; Morality: Taking Morality Seriously; Vulgarity; Justice, Merit, and the Good; Science and Animal Experimentation; Education: The Irrelevance of Relevance; The Cult of Anti-Rationalism in Education; Knowledge in a University; Reflections of An Elitist; Can the Humanities Help Us?; Words Without Thought; The Captive University; Society: Petty Despotism; Macmillan Publishing Company on Sex and Race; Marcuse's One-Dimensional Vision; More Clothes for the Emperor: 'Mental Health'; Should We Try to Breed Better People?; About Pornography; Life: Death and Dignity.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819187673
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 213 x 145 x 21 mm


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An outstanding commentary on a wide range of social issues. It is an excellent continuation of many themes developed by Sidney Hook. The lucidity and depth of the treatment would have impressed Hook himself. -- Sidney Gendin, Eastern Michigan University
An outstanding commentary on a wide range of social issues. It is an excellent continuation of many themes developed by Sidney Hook. The lucidity and depth of the treatment would have impressed Hook himself. -- Sidney Gendin, Eastern Michigan University

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