The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

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The Abolition of Man, Lewis uses his graceful prose, delightful humor, and keen understanding of the human mind to challenge our notions about how to best teach our children–and ourselves–not merely reading and writing, but also a sense of morality.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such an anchor to understanding and discussion of purpose and abolition of man. This was a reread for me, series I pick up and revisit from time to time. I’d recommend it to anyone.

The Story
Explores Tao principles and theistic values, and oppositional ideas. Concepts such as the suppression of emotion, particularly how youth is sentimental, fortification amongst young people, good education at risk of destruction, justness, objective value, virtue, honor, self-evidence, man’s conquest of nature, eugenics, propaganda, nature’s domain.

It’s rich.

The Writing
Sometimes to the point, sometimes poetic, sometimes a bit ramble, but each time I’ve read it, I get more out of it with passages I think otherwise and am quite please at what I learn and can apply.

My Favorite Lines
“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour, or, indeed, of creating a new sun and a new sky for it to move in.”

“But many things in nature which were once our masters have become our servants.”

“Each new power won by man is power over man as well.

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