The Shipwrecked Mind

📒The Shipwrecked Mind ✍ Mark Lilla

✏Book Title : The Shipwrecked Mind
✏Author : Mark Lilla
✏Publisher : New York Review of Books
✏Release Date : 2016-09-06
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 9781590179031
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Shipwrecked Mind Book Summary : We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motivated by highly developed ideas. Lilla begins with three twentieth-century philosophers—Franz Rosenzweig, Eric Voegelin, and Leo Strauss—who attributed the problems of modern society to a break in the history of ideas and promoted a return to earlier modes of thought. He then examines the enduring power of grand historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks since the French Revolution, and shows how these narratives are employed in the writings of Europe’s right-wing cultural pessimists and Maoist neocommunists, American theoconservatives fantasizing about the harmony of medieval Catholic society and radical Islamists seeking to restore a vanished Muslim caliphate. The revolutionary spirit that inspired political movements across the world for two centuries may have died out. But the spirit of reaction that rose to meet it has survived and is proving just as formidable a historical force. We live in an age when the tragicomic nostalgia of Don Quixote for a lost golden age has been transformed into a potent and sometimes deadly weapon. Mark Lilla helps us to understand why.

📒Enlightenment Now ✍ Steven Pinker

✏Book Title : Enlightenment Now
✏Author : Steven Pinker
✏Publisher : Penguin UK
✏Release Date : 2018-02-13
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780141979106
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Enlightenment Now Book Summary : 'My new favourite book of all time' Bill Gates TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is an illusion - a symptom of historical amnesia and statistical fallacies. If you follow the trendlines rather than the headlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer, happier, more peaceful, more stimulating and more prosperous - not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident: it's the gift of a coherent and inspiring value system that many of us embrace without even realizing it. These are the values of the Enlightenment: of reason, science, humanism and progress. The challenges we face today are formidable, including inequality, climate change, Artificial Intelligence and nuclear weapons. But the way to deal with them is not to sink into despair or try to lurch back to a mythical idyllic past; it's to treat them as problems we can solve, as we have solved other problems in the past. In making the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century, Pinker shows how we can use our faculties of reason and sympathy to solve the problems that inevitably come with being products of evolution in an indifferent universe. We will never have a perfect world, but - defying the chorus of fatalism and reaction - we can continue to make it a better one.

📒The London Medical And Surgical Journal Vol Iv ✍ michael ryan, m.d. and an association of physicians and surgeons

✏Book Title : the london medical and surgical journal vol iv
✏Author : michael ryan, m.d. and an association of physicians and surgeons
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1834
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : OXFORD:555022012
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏the london medical and surgical journal vol iv Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The London Medical and Surgical Journal
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1834
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : CHI:79168800
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The London Medical and Surgical Journal Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Lectures on the theory and practice of physic Second American edition With numerous notes and twelve additional lectures by J Bell M D
✏Author : William STOKES (M.D., Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Dublin.)
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1840
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : BL:A0018932253
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lectures on the theory and practice of physic Second American edition With numerous notes and twelve additional lectures by J Bell M D Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Lectures on the Life Genius and Insanity of Cowper
✏Author : George Barrell Cheever
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1856
✏Pages : 415
✏ISBN : HARVARD:32044019615749
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lectures on the Life Genius and Insanity of Cowper Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Galveston Medical Journal
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1870
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015059370018
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Galveston Medical Journal Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Lectures on the Life genius and Insanity of Cowper
✏Author : Ge. B. Cheever
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1856
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : BSB:BSB10062644
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lectures on the Life genius and Insanity of Cowper Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Lectures on the theory and practice of physic
✏Author : William Stokes
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1837
✏Pages : 408
✏ISBN : BSB:BSB10474879
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lectures on the theory and practice of physic Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Hymns for the Christian Church and Home
✏Author : James Martineau
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1840
✏Pages : 12
✏ISBN : HARVARD:AH65BP
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hymns for the Christian Church and Home Book Summary :