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The Resource The wreck of western culture : humanism revisited, John Carroll

The wreck of western culture : humanism revisited, John Carroll

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The wreck of western culture : humanism revisited
Title
The wreck of western culture
Title remainder
humanism revisited
Statement of responsibility
John Carroll
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humanism built Western civilisation as we know it today. Its achievements include the liberation of the individual, democracy, universal rights, and widespread prosperity and comfort. Its ambassadors are the heroes of modern culture: Erasmus, Holbein, Shakespeare, Velázquez, Descartes, Kant and Freud. Those who sought to contain humanism's pride within a frame of higher truth - Luther, Calvin, Poussin, Kierkegaard - could barely interrupt its torrential progress. Those who sought to reform humanism's tenets - Marx, Darwin, and Nietzsche - were tested by the success of their own prophecies. So runs the approved view; it is not shared by John Carroll. Rather, he articulates a disruptive and compelling alternative version of Western civilisation since the Renaissance and the Reformation contrived to unleash Reason, Will, and a superhuman Man on the world
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1944-
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Carroll, John
Dewey number
  • 144
  • 144
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Humanism
  • Civilization, Western
  • Religion and culture
  • Philosophy
Label
The wreck of western culture : humanism revisited, John Carroll
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Publication
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volume
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Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781922247766
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781922247766
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The wreck of western culture : humanism revisited, John Carroll
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781922247766
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781922247766
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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