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The Usefulness of the Useless by [Nuccio Ordine, Abraham Flexner, Alastair McEwen]

The Usefulness of the Useless Kindle Edition

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"This small, brilliantly argued work champions frivolousness and the enjoyable activities that serve no useful purpose as imperative if one hopes to understand art, love, truth, and human dignity." ―Foreword Reviews

"Nuccio’s wonderful, small book is a compilation of the many things from antiquity to nowadays, making this call, not to make a mistake. Already in the 18th century Schiller―in his Letters on an Aesthetic Education―informs us that utility has become the idol of our time. So this is not about arguing something new or original. As a great archivist, Nuccio has put it together in an extremely readable and accessible way." ―Rob Riemen, Five Books, selected The Usefulness of the Useless as one of the Five Best Humanist Books of 2017
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About the Author

Nuccio Ordine is a professor of literature at the University of Calabria, and is an expert on Giordano Bruno.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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