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Giants and dwarfs : essays, 1960-1990

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays on teachers, education, and books.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bloom, Allan David, 1930-1992.
Giants and dwarfs.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1990
(OCoLC)664546028
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Bloom
ISBN: 0671707779 9780671707774
OCLC Number: 22004935
Description: 395 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Giants and dwarfs : an outline of Gulliver's travels --
Political philosophy and poetry --
On Christian and Jew : The Merchant of Venice --
Richard II --
Hipparchus or The Profiteer --
Political philosopher in democratic society : the Socratic view --
Ion or On the Iliad --
Interpretation of Plato's Ion --
Aristophanes and Socrates : a response to Hall Emile --
Rousseau : the turning point --
Leo Strauss : September 20, 1899-October 18, 1973 --
Raymond Aron : the last of the liberals --
Alexandre Kojève --
Commerce and "culture" --
Study of texts --
Justice : John Rawls versus the tradition of political philosophy --
Crisis of liberal education --
Democratization of the university.
Responsibility: Allan Bloom.

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