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The Resource Voltaire's bastards : the dictatorship of reason in the West, John Ralston Saul

Voltaire's bastards : the dictatorship of reason in the West, John Ralston Saul

Label
Voltaire's bastards : the dictatorship of reason in the West
Title
Voltaire's bastards
Title remainder
the dictatorship of reason in the West
Statement of responsibility
John Ralston Saul
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that blind faith in reason has resulted in problems in every phase of social life, suggests reason is an administrative method rather than a moral force, and proposes some solutions
Cataloging source
PLF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saul, John Ralston
Dewey number
909/.09821
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.S28 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reason
  • Rationalism
  • Civilization, Western
Label
Voltaire's bastards : the dictatorship of reason in the West, John Ralston Saul
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131110638
  • 31223131110620
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I ARGUMENT -- 1.In Which the Narrator Positions Himself -- 2.The Theology of Power -- 3.The Rise of Reason -- 4.The Rational Courtesan -- 5.Voltaire's Children -- 6.The Flowering of Armaments -- pt. II SCENES FROM A SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T WORK -- 7.The Question of Killing -- 8.Learning How to Organize Death -- 9.Persistent Continuity at the Heart of Power -- 10.In the Service of the Greater Self -- 11.Three Short Excursions into the Unreasonable -- 12.The Art of the Secret -- 13.The Secretive Knight -- 14.Of Princes and Heroes -- 15.The Hero and the Politics of Immortality -- 16.The Hijacking of Capitalism -- 17.The Miracle of the Loaves -- pt. III SURVIVING IN FANTASY LAND The Individual in the World of Reason -- 18.Images of Immortality or The Victory of Idolatry -- 19.Life in a Box -- Specialization and the Individual -- 20.The Stars -- 21.The Faithful Witness -- 22.The Virtue of Doubt
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 640 pages
Isbn
9781476718965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852793905
Label
Voltaire's bastards : the dictatorship of reason in the West, John Ralston Saul
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131110638
  • 31223131110620
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I ARGUMENT -- 1.In Which the Narrator Positions Himself -- 2.The Theology of Power -- 3.The Rise of Reason -- 4.The Rational Courtesan -- 5.Voltaire's Children -- 6.The Flowering of Armaments -- pt. II SCENES FROM A SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T WORK -- 7.The Question of Killing -- 8.Learning How to Organize Death -- 9.Persistent Continuity at the Heart of Power -- 10.In the Service of the Greater Self -- 11.Three Short Excursions into the Unreasonable -- 12.The Art of the Secret -- 13.The Secretive Knight -- 14.Of Princes and Heroes -- 15.The Hero and the Politics of Immortality -- 16.The Hijacking of Capitalism -- 17.The Miracle of the Loaves -- pt. III SURVIVING IN FANTASY LAND The Individual in the World of Reason -- 18.Images of Immortality or The Victory of Idolatry -- 19.Life in a Box -- Specialization and the Individual -- 20.The Stars -- 21.The Faithful Witness -- 22.The Virtue of Doubt
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 640 pages
Isbn
9781476718965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852793905

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