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By David Stove

ISBN-10: 0765800004

ISBN-13: 9780765800008

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Little recognized open air his local Australia, David range used to be probably the most illuminating and magnificent philo-sophical essayists of the postwar period. A fearless at-tacker of highbrow and cultural orthodoxies, range left robust evaluations of medical irrationalism, Dar-winian theories of human habit, and philosophi-cal idealism. He used to be additionally an occasional essayist of substantial appeal and polemical snap. Stove's writ-ing is either rigorous and immensely readable. it really is, within the phrases of Roger Kimball, "an invigorating mix of analytic lucidity, mordant humor, and an quantity of logic too nice to be known as 'common.'" opposed to the Idols of the Age brings jointly a repre-sentative number of Stove's writing and is a perfect advent to his work.The publication opens with a few of Stove's so much impor-tant assaults on irrationalism within the philosophy of sci-ence. He exposes the roots of this stylish perspective, tracing it via writers like Paul Feyerabend andThomas Kuhn to Karl Popper. range used to be a born controversialist, so it isn't surpris-ing that once he grew to become his consciousness to modern affairs he stated issues which are politically mistaken. The topical essays that make up the second one a part of the publication express range at his such a lot withering and combative. no matter if the topic is race, femi-nism, the Enlightenment, or the call for for "non-coercive philosophy," range is at the mark with a battery of amazing arguments expressed in sharp, uncompromis-ing prose. opposed to the Idols of the Age concludes with a beneficiant sampling of his blistering assaults on Darwinism.David Stove's writings are an undiscovered treasure. even supposing readers may perhaps dis-agree with a few of his evaluations, they'll locate it tough to brush aside his razor-sharp arguments. opposed to the Idols of the Age is the 1st ebook to make the whole diversity of this significant philosopher to be had to the final reader.

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