G. K. Chesterton: Thinking Backward, Looking Forward

1 octobre 2006|
G. K. Chesterton: Thinking Backward, Looking Forward de Stephen R. L. Clark
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In this book, Stephen R. L. Clark, a philosopher with a lifelong "addiction" to science fiction, explores G. K. Chesterton's ideas and arguments in their historical context and evaluates them philosophically. He addresses Chesterton's sense that the way things are is not how they must have been or need be in the future, and his willingness to face up to the apparent effects of the nihilism he detected in the science and politics of his day.

Clark offers a detailed study of some of Chesterton's works that have been identified by science fiction writers and critics as seminal influences. He attempts to deal with some of Chesterton's theories that have been found offensive or "positively wicked" by later writers and critics, including his arguments against female suffrage and in praise of war, his medievalist leanings, and his contemptuous rejection of Darwinian evolutionary theory.

    Stephen R. L. Clark is professor of philosophy and Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, England. He received his D Phil from Oxford in 1973. Dr. Clark served as chief editor at the Journal of Applied Philosophy for eleven years and is now a member of its editorial board, as well as serving ...
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Titre :G. K. Chesterton: Thinking Backward, Looking Forward
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 po
Publié le :1 octobre 2006
Publié par :Templeton Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781599471044

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