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Why subjectivism fails

We’ve been talking about whether the foundation of morals are objective or subjective. We theists appeal to an objective standard, an overarching conscience, if you will, that inherently guides all healthy human beings. 472 more words


Response to C.S. Lewis Abolition of Man Chapter 3

In chapter 3 of Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis outlines perfectly the problem of grounding one’s philosophy in an objective reality or in subjectivism. He points out that objective reality is the only way to truly ground an ethics that does not corrupt the nature of people: “While we speak from within the Tao we can speak of Man having power over himself in a sense truly analogous to an individual’s self-control” (75). 453 more words


Reading Response to First Chapter of "Abolition of Man"

In the first chapter of The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis briefly brings up objectivity as it relates to attitudes and reason. He says, “… because our approvals and disapprovals are thus recognitions of objective value or responses to an objective order, therefore emotional states can be in harmony with reason (when we feel liking for what ought to be approved) or out of harmony with reason (when we perceive that liking is due but cannot feel it)” (19). 473 more words


The Abolition of Education: A Warning from C.S. Lewis

By Steve Turley, Tall Oaks Classical School and Eastern University


There is no doubt that the 1940s constituted a most historically formidable decade: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, WWII, the advent of the Atomic bomb, the transformation of the U.S. 785 more words

Classical Christian Education

CS Lewis' Top Ten Books: 10-6

I’ve been a fan of CS Lewis’ writing forever, since I picked up The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in my church library when I was around ten.  507 more words


Show and Tell: A Critique of Public Rhetoric

Before I say anything constructive, consider the following four quotes—three taken from America’s Twitterer-in-Chief, and the fourth from C.S. Lewis:

“The media coverage this morning of the very average Clinton speech and Convention is a joke. 819 more words


Traveling through the heavens

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lewis tells a story of interplanetary travel set in the heavens rather than in space. 93 more words

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