- Series: Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne; 31705th edition (April 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060652942
- ISBN-13: 978-0060652944
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 365 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, this book is one of the most debated of Lewis's extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."
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It is small - not much more than pamphlet size - so I thought I would read it before bedtime. One week later, I am still enjoying (savoring) each sentence and do believe it will be finished tomorrow. When it is, I shall wait a week - then read it again.
C.S.Lewis has always been an easy read for me. Each paragraph in 'The Abolition of Man' causes me to stop and think - and solidify my thought before I go on. It is a magnificent polemic that has made me recognize and review much of my culture I took for granted. Some trends that Lewis has pointed out to me, I now knowingly embrace - others, I carefully reject.
I would recommend this book to anyone!
He also wrote books that make you stop and THINK, such as "The Abolition of MAN."
If you stop and think, you will become a wise human.
If you read this book, your mind will lead you to get "The Problem of Pain."
And on and on through all of Professor Lewis's books (There is even a list in the front of any of his books)
I gave it stars for the content. However, i suggest ordering from a different publisher, because these pages are cut poorly and glue bound poorly. They are all different widths and literally look like they were hand cut by a 5 year old. So this book is not bookshelf quality - Sadly, it barely withstood one read through.
In this book, C.S. Lewis makes an argument for objective morality and objective qualitative truth in general. He argues that by rationalizing away objective value, we undermine our own humanity and become a world of two classes: the shapers and the shaped.