×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited
     

The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited

by John Carroll
 

See All Formats & Editions

“Features pugnacious prose, expository skillfulness, transgressive wisdom, and mental verve.”

            —The Weekly Standard

 “A passionate, imaginative, richly detailed interpretation of the spiritual history of the modern West.”

Overview

“Features pugnacious prose, expository skillfulness, transgressive wisdom, and mental verve.”

            —The Weekly Standard

 “A passionate, imaginative, richly detailed interpretation of the spiritual history of the modern West.”

BookForum

 Australian sociologist John Carroll turns received wisdom on its head in this brilliant, provocative, and sweeping book. Humanism is commonly credited with building Western civilization as we know it—bringing about democracy, universal rights, and prosperity. But Carroll argues that “the great five-hundred year Humanist experiment to found an entirely secular culture on earth” has been an abject failure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935191827
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Carroll is a professor of sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and a fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews