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r19 – The Abolition of Man

July 9, 2013

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Lewis is recognized as a top notched writer in several areas, but if you are only a casual admirer of his work you might not be familiar with The Abolition of Man that was published before the end of World War II.

In the early 40’s C.S. Lewis did a series of famous broadcasts that eventually became the book Mere Christianity. At the very beginning of that book he dealt with natural law, the idea there is some agreed upon standard of moral behavior.

In The Abolition of Man, which is actually three short essays he first gave as lectures in 1943, Lewis defends the existence of an objective moral code without presenting any overt Christian content. He explains the logical conclusion of letting subjectivism rule will result in humankind being abolished.

Have you read the book? What are your thoughts on the subject? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

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  1. July 9, 2013 10:36 pm

    I first read The Abolition of Man last summer and didn’t quite “get it.” Recently I got into a debate with someone who holds to the philosophy Objectivism started by Ayn Rand and I also read a lot of their literature. After that re-read Abolition of Man and it made a lot more sense. I think it’s deep and probably makes more sense to people who have been dealing with understanding atheistic philosophies.

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