The Conservative Mind

Author : Russell Kirk
ISBN : 0895261715
Genre : Social Science
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The book that launched the modern American conservative movement, now available in trade paperback.
Category: Social Science

The Conservative Constitution

Author : Russell Kirk
ISBN : UOM:39015018944267
Genre : Constitutional law
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Category: Constitutional law

Eliot And His Age

Author : Russell Kirk
ISBN : 9781497635739
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to T. S. Eliot’s life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk’s view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot’s writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who most influenced the poet, as well as by similar experiences and convictions. Kirk elaborates here a significant theory of literary meaning in general, showing how great literary works awaken our intuitive reason, giving us profound visions of truth that transcend logical processes. And he traces Eliot’s political and cultural ideas to their true sources, showing the balance and subtlety of Eliot’s views. Eliot and His Age is a literary biography that will endure when much of the more recent writing on Eliot is gathering dust.
Category: Literary Criticism

Redeeming The Time

Author : Russell Kirk
ISBN : UVA:X004265949
Genre : Fiction
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Here, Russell Kirk counsels the reader to direct his energies toward cultural renewal. Distilled in these pages are many of the central tenets of Kirk's brand of humane conservatism. Kirk discusses the recovery of real education, the dangers of our current social order, and today's cultural climate in general, and offers hopeful steps toward a restoration of our culture.
Category: Fiction

Russell Kirk

Author : James E. Person
ISBN : 9781461700074
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This first full-length treatment of Russell Kirk's life and accomplishments blends new biographical insights and critical perspectives about the author of the ground-breakingThe Conservative Mind.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rights And Duties

Author : Mitchell Shannon Muncy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062290197
Genre : Law
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Rev. and expanded ed. of : The conservative constitution. c1990.
Category: Law

The Vision Of The Soul

Author : James Matthew Wilson
ISBN : 9780813229287
Genre : Philosophy
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Ours is an age full of desires but impoverished in its understanding of where those desires lead—an age that claims mastery over the world but also claims to find the world as a whole absurd or unintelligible. In The Vision of the Soul, James Matthew Wilson seeks to conserve the great insights of the western tradition by giving us a new account of them responsive to modern discontents. The western— or Christian Platonist—tradition, he argues, tells us that man is an intellectual animal, born to pursue the good, to know the true, and to contemplate all things in beauty. Wilson begins by reconceiving the intellectual conservatism born of Edmund Burke’s jeremiad against the French Revolution as an effort to preserve the West’s vision of man and the cosmos as ordered by and to beauty. After defining the achievement of that vision and its tradition, Wilson offers an extended study of the nature of beauty and the role of the fine arts in shaping a culture but above all in opening the human intellect to the perception of the form of reality. Through close studies of Theodor W. Adorno and Jacques Maritain, he recovers the classical vision of beauty as a revelation of truth and being. Finally, he revisits the ancient distinction between reason and story-telling, between mythos and logos, in order to rejoin the two. Story-telling is foundational to the forms of the fine arts, but it is no less foundational to human reason. Human life in turn constitutes a specific kind of form—a story form. The ancient conception of human life as a pilgrimage to beauty itself is one that we can fully embrace only if we see the essential correlation between reason and story and the essential convertibility of truth, goodness and beauty in beauty. By turns a study in fundamental ontology, aesthetics, and political philosophy, Wilson’s book invites its readers to a renewal of the West’s intellectual tradition.
Category: Philosophy