The Uses Of Pessimism

Author: Roger Scruton
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848878818
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Scruton argues that the tragedies and disasters of the history of the European continent have been the consequences of a false optimism and the fallacies that derive from it. In place of these fallacies, Scruton mounts a passionate defence of both civil society and freedom. He shows that the true legacy of European civilisation is not the false idealisms that have almost destroyed it - in the shapes of Nazism, fascism and communism - but the culture of forgiveness and irony which we must now protect from those whom it offends. The Uses of Pessimism is a passionate plea for reason and responsibility, written at a time of profound change.
The Uses of Pessimism
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Roger Scruton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-01 - Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Scruton argues that the tragedies and disasters of the history of the European continent have been the consequences of a false optimism and the fallacies that derive from it. In place of these fallacies, Scruton mounts a passionate defence of both civil society and freedom. He shows that the true
The Uses of Pessimisim and the Danger of False Hope
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Roger Scruton
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

In this provocative and passionately argued book, Roger Scruton proposes that the greatest harm and havoc has been wrought on the world by those who have presented themselves as optimists and idealists, whether of the left or of the right. Rejecting such ideals, we should instead seek to replace such
The Uses of Pessimism:And the Danger of False Hope
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Roger Scruton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Ranging widely over human history and culture, from ancient Greece to the current global economic downturn, Scruton makes a counterintuitive yet persuasive case that optimists and idealists -- with their ignorance about the truths of human nature and human society, and their naive hopes about what can be changed --
The Uses of Literacy
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Hoggart
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-29 - Publisher: Routledge

This pioneering work examines changes in the life and values of the English working class in response to mass media. First published in 1957, it mapped out a new methodology in cultural studies based around interdisciplinarity and a concern with how texts-in this case, mass publications-are stitched into the patterns
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: María G. Navarro
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

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