Adam's Apple: The Struggle Against Ourselves to Know

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P. Lang, 1994 - History - 237 pages
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Adam's Apple is a study of a theme in Western intellectual history. Through a metaphor, it traces the idea over the past three centuries that increased knowledge is somehow both a gain and a loss, a path to enlightenment and, simultaneously, the road to tragedy. Each chapter has a discrete topic, ranging from Malthusian economics to American nature writing, as the whole works toward a complex interweaving of major motifs about an increasingly scientific world. Together, they reflect humanity's anxieties over its efforts to improve itself by acquiring knowledge.

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John Milton
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The Author: Dante Cantrill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is an associate professor of English at Idaho State University. He has published in numerous journals.

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