Against the Idols of the Age by David Stove PDF

By David Stove

Little recognized outdoor his local Australia, David range was once some of the most illuminating and impressive philo-sophical essayists of the postwar period. A fearless at-tacker of highbrow and cultural orthodoxies, range left robust reviews of medical irrationalism, Dar-winian theories of human habit, and philosophi-cal idealism. He was once additionally an occasional essayist of substantial allure 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 volume of good judgment too nice to be referred to as 'common.'" opposed to the Idols of the Age brings jointly a repre-sentative choice of Stove's writing and is a perfect advent to his work.The e-book opens with a few of Stove's such a lot impor-tant assaults on irrationalism within the philosophy of sci-ence. He exposes the roots of this stylish angle, tracing it via writers like Paul Feyerabend andThomas Kuhn to Karl Popper. range was once a born controversialist, so it's not surpris-ing that once he grew to become his recognition to modern affairs he acknowledged issues which are politically fallacious. The topical essays that make up the second one a part of the publication convey 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 notable 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 though readers may perhaps dis-agree with a few of his critiques, they'll locate it tough to brush off his razor-sharp arguments. opposed to the Idols of the Age is the 1st ebook to make the entire variety of this significant philosopher on hand to the overall reader.

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