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 ideas—like actions—have consequences.

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I'll give this to Weaver. He was bold (the words audacious or audacity were used a lot in the books first reviews). I don't know that I've ever read anything that made me agree and disagree with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cesáreo Fernández - Goodreads

Ideas Have Consequences: Expanded Edition What a waste of bubble, a meaningless amount of topical expressions. Just speculation, jargon. I do not recommend it at all. 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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