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The abolition of man : and the great divorce

Author: C S Lewis; Robert Whitfield
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2005]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The abolition of man, C.S. Lewis asks if we have been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us. He examines the curriculum of the English prep school and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature. "St. Augustine," he explains, "defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)45911349
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: C S Lewis; Robert Whitfield
ISBN: 0786118121 9780786118120
OCLC Number: 145506558
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 4:28:09.
Performer(s): Read by Robert Whitfield.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 64230 KB; MP3 file size: 125892 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: Great divorce
Responsibility: C.S. Lewis.

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In The abolition of man, C.S. Lewis asks if we have been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us. He examines the curriculum of the English prep school and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature. "St. Augustine," he explains, "defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of degree of love which is appropriate to it. Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought. When the age for reflective thought comes, the pupil who has been thus trained in 'ordinate affections' or 'just sentiments' will easily find the first principle in Ethics; but to the corrupt man they will never be visible at all and he can make no progress in that science." Yet the modern educational system around him, it seems, was bent on producing men without chests and ...

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