Allan Bloom

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Allan Bloom

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.More Allan Bloom [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education is the movement from darkness to light.More Allan Bloom [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of itMore Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relativeMore Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Education is the movement from darkness to light.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speechMore Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudiceMore Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusionMore Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.More Allan Bloom [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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