Unto This Last and Other Writings

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Penguin UK, Dec 1, 2005 - Philosophy - 368 pages
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First and foremost an outcry against injustice and inhumanity, Unto this Last is also a closely argued assault on the science of political economy, which dominated the Victorian period. Ruskin was a profoundly conservative man who looked back to the Middle Ages as a Utopia, yet his ideas had a considerable influence on the British socialist movement. And in making his powerful moral and aesthetic case against the dangers of unhindered industrialization he was strangely prophetic. This volume shows the astounding range and depth of Ruskin's work, and in an illuminating introduction the editor reveals the consistency of Ruskin's philosophy and his adamant belief that questions of economics, art and science could not be separated from questions of morality. In Ruskin's words, 'There is no Wealth but Life.'
 

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I saw this in a charity shop and bought it solely because it contains his wonderful fairy tale, "The King of the Golden River". I will, I'm afraid, skip the essays on art, architecture, and culture ... Read full review

Contents

The King Of The Golden River
COMMENTARY
THE KINGOF THE GOLDEN RIVER
COMMENTARY
THE NATURE OF GOTHIC
COMMENTARY
THE WORK OF IRONIN NATURE ART AND POLICY
COMMENTARY
ESSAY II
ESSAY III
ESSAY IV
COMMENTARY
TRAFFIC
COMMENTARY
OF KINGS TREASURIES
COMMENTARY

THETWO BOYHOODS
COMMENTARY
PREFACE
ESSAY I
LETTER SEVEN
LETTER TEN
NOTES
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John Ruskin (1819-1900) was an artist, scientist, poet, environmentalist, philosopher, and the pre-eminent art critic of his time.

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