Boethius Book Club, Episode 8: C.S. Lewis The Abolition of Man
This month’s selection is The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis. Many, if not most, of you have undoubtedly read this prophetic book. Lewis realized that modern culture was saturated with a virulent form of nominalism that reduced all human knowledge to pseudo-objective social sciences and human wisdom to subjective judgment. His answer was to refamiliarize ourselves with a form of natural law teaching that reached across cultures. The Abolition of Man remains provocative to this day, particularly Lewis’s insight that the subjectivism taught by bad literature textbooks flows inexorably into the contempt for human nature that made genetic engineering a science fiction dream in his own day and a grim reality in our own.
Recorded: April 21, 2016
Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
Show Run Time: 1 hour 14 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): James Easton
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