Ideas Have Consequences

ISBN-10: 0226876802
ISBN-13: 9780226876801
Edition: Reprint 
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Description: In what has become a classic work, Richard M. Weaver unsparingly diagnoses the ills of our age and offers a realistic remedy. He asserts that the world is intelligible, and that man is free. The catastrophes of our age are the product not of  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/28/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In what has become a classic work, Richard M. Weaver unsparingly diagnoses the ills of our age and offers a realistic remedy. He asserts that the world is intelligible, and that man is free. The catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of unintelligent choice. A cure, he submits, is possible. It lies in the right use of man's reason, in the renewed acceptance of an absolute reality, and in the recognition that ideas--like actions--have consequences.

Richard M. Weaver (1910-63) was an American scholar, revered twentieth-century conservative, and professor of English and rhetoric at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including The Ethics of Rhetoric and Visions of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Time.

Introduction
The Unsentimental Sentiment
Distinction and Hierarchy
Fragmentation and Obsession
Egotism in Work and Art
The Great Stereopticon
The Spoiled-Child Psychology
The Last Metaphysical Right
The Power of the Word
Piety and Justice
Acknowledgements

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