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Reason and unreason in society

Morris Ginsberg

Reason and unreason in society

essays in sociology and social philosophy

by Morris Ginsberg

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Published by LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science in London .
Written in English


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Statementby M. Ginsberg.
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Book Review. The March of Unreason: Science, Democracy, and the New Fundamentalism. Oxford University Press () by Dick Taverne new U.S. edition. There have been a number of books published in recent years that have lamented the loss of Enlightenment values to a rising storm of unreason and irrationality. “The Age of American Unreason” interests baby boomers because it capsules events of the pig-in-a-python‘ era (babies born between and ). Susan Jacoby’s characterization of this era as “The Age of American Unreason” is a failed argument because of over generalization.

  It is the Great UnReason of that brought about the shutting down of churches and other houses of worship. It is the Great UnReason of that has resulted in the indefinite collapsing of civil society. It is the Great UnReason of , in other . The program “Can Religion and Reason be Reconciled?” was a presentation of Religion and Reason Debate. 4, Views Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason.

  Anti-intellectualism is as American as—well, as anti-intellectualism, an ironic tradition that, writes Jacoby (Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, , etc.), allows the president to declare himself pro-education while admitting to not reading course, the author adds, Bush said that “he rarely read newspapers because that would expose him to ‘opinions. The ‘Age of Reason,’ on its first appearance in New York, was printed as an orthodox book by orthodox publishers—doubtless deceived by the vast renown which the author of ‘Common Sense’ had obtained, and by the prospects of sale.” 25 A chronicler of the early American Methodist Church regretted that “the minds of many people were.


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