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In what has become a classic work, Richard M. Weaver unsparingly diagnoses the ills of our age and offers a realistic remedy. He asserts that the world is intelligible, and that man is free. The catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of unintelligent choice. A cure, he submits, is possible. It lies in the right use of man's reason, in the renewed acceptance of an absolute reality, and in the recognition that ideas—like actions—have consequences.
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Overview


In what has become a classic work, Richard M. Weaver unsparingly diagnoses the ills of our age and offers a realistic remedy. He asserts that the world is intelligible, and that man is free. The catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of unintelligent choice. A cure, he submits, is possible. It lies in the right use of man's reason, in the renewed acceptance of an absolute reality, and in the recognition that ideas—like actions—have consequences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226876801
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1984
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard M. Weaver (1910–63) was an American scholar, revered twentieth-century conservative, and professor of English and rhetoric at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including The Ethics of Rhetoric and Visions of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Time.
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Table of Contents


Introduction
I. The Unsentimental Sentiment
II. Distinction and Hierarchy
III. Fragmentation and Obsession
IV. Egotism in Work and Art
V. The Great Stereopticon
VI. The Spoiled-Child Psychology
VII. The Last Metaphysical Right
VIII. The Power of the Word
IX. Piety and Justice
Acknowledgements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2003

    Excellent. Uncannily Prophetic.

    I picked up Ideas Have Consequences just browsing and it is one of the most valued finds I have. Weaver was a philosophical genius and a brilliant writer. Though written in the late 40's, the material seems to apply to this time and situation. The ideas within are very much timeless. Weaver does a good deal to cut through to the core issues of the health of the mind of the individual and the society.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Profound! If you are trying to understand our current culture th

    Profound! If you are trying to understand our current culture this is a must read. 

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