Ideas Have Consequences

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University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 1984 - Philosophy - 189 pages
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In what has become a classic work, Richard M. Weaver unsparingly diagnoses the ills of our age and offers a realistic remedy. He asserts that the world is intelligible, and that man is free. The catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of unintelligent choice. A cure, he submits, is possible. It lies in the right use of man's reason, in the renewed acceptance of an absolute reality, and in the recognition that ideasólike actionsóhave consequences.

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User Review  - Aaron Crofut - Goodreads

This was definitely an interesting book. It made me think. The theme in general is that individualism, materialism, and pop culture in general are destroying the teleological ends that we ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Stubbs - Goodreads

So, this book was a good think-piece. I didn't necessarily agree with all of it; however, his chapters on the history of art and the power of the word were both excellent. Some of the parts of this ... Read full review

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Richard M. Weaver (1910-63) was an American scholar, revered twentieth-century conservative, and professor of English and rhetoric at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including The Ethics of Rhetoric and Visions of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Time.

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