Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic

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  • Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic
  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Ralph Lerner
  • 20 February 2017
  • 022635329X

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☆ 5958B08CC665168FE333 × BOOK ☆ Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic ï Ralph Lerner 2FA7F60175222667C4D6 One sure fact of humanity is that we all cherish our opinions and will often strongly resist efforts by others to change them sure fact of humanity is that we all cherish our opinions and will often strongly resist efforts by others to change them Philosophers and politicians have long understood this, and whenever they have sought to get us to think differently they have often resorted to forms of camouflage that slip their unsettling thoughts into our psyche without raising alarm In this fascinating examination of a range of writers and thinkers, Ralph book Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and PhilosophicNaïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic ï Ralph Lerner Lerner offers a new method of reading that detects this camouflage and offers a way toward deeper understandings of some of history s most important and most concealed messages Lerner analyzes an astonishing diversity of writers, including Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Gibbon, Judah Halevi, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Moses Maimonides, and Alexis de Tocqueville He shows that by reading their words slowly and na vely, with wide open eyes and special attention for moments of writing that become self conscious, impassioned, or idiosyncratic, we can begin to see a pattern that illuminates a thinker s intent, new messages purposively executed through indirect means Through these experimental readings, Lerner shows, we can see a deep commonality across writers from disparate times and situations, one that finds them artfully challenging others to reject passivity and fatalism and start thinking afresh One sure fact of humanity is that we all cherish our opinions and will often strongly resist efforts by others to change them Philosophers and politicians have long understood this, and whenever they have sought to get us to think differently they have often resorted to forms of camouflage that slip their unsettling thoughts into our psyche without raising alarm In this fascinating examination of a range of writers and thinkers, Ralph Lerner offers a new method of reading that detects this camouflage and offers a way toward deeper understandings of some of history s most important and most concealed messages Lerner analyzes an astonishing diversity of writers, including Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Gibbon, Judah Halevi, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Moses Maimonides, and Alexis de Tocqueville He shows that by reading their words slowly and na vely, with wide open eyes and special attention for moments of writing that become self conscious, impassioned, or idiosyncratic, we can begin to see a pattern that illuminates a thinker s intent, new messages purposively executed through indirect means Through these experimental readings, Lerner shows, we can see a deep commonality across writers from disparate times and situations, one that finds them artfully challenging others to reject passivity and fatalism and start thinking afresh Û Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic è In this book Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic Professor Lerner examines and interprets selected writings of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Francis Bacon, Edward Gibbon, Alexis de Tocqueville, and the Jewish philosophers Halevi and Maimonides in a careful and fresh manner His conclusion is stated in the final paragraph of the book Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic What then, finally, do I now detect to be the plain but barely stated message these heterogeneous texts all would promote, not only among their authors immediate contemporarie In this book Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic Professor Lerner examines and interprets selected writings of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Francis Bacon, Edward Gibbon, Alexis de Tocqueville, and the Jewish philosophers Halevi and Maimonides in a careful and fresh manner His conclusion is stated in the final paragraph of the book Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic What then, finally, do I now detect to be the plain but

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