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In pursuit of relevance [by] Herbert J. Muller.


Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1971] .
ISBN 0253141907

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Subjects Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Civilization, Modern.
Civilization.
Science and the humanities.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States.
Description xii, 306 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. The relevance of the humanities: The basic questions -- Some personal doubts -- Some reconsiderations -- 2. The uses and abuses of history: The seamy side of American history -- A long view of world history -- The uses of the future -- 3. A hard look at ethics: The moral dilemma -- The need of a new code -- Ethics in politics -- Ethics in business and technology -- The American people -- 4. A new look at freedom: The basic issues -- The State and the individual -- Society and the individual -- 5. The uses of science: The essential values and limitations of science -- The biological revolution -- The behavioral sciences -- 6. The uses of tragedy: The values of literature -- The relevance of high tragedy -- Interlude: Joseph Conrad's Nostromo -- A note on contemporary literature -- 7. Democracy in America: some reconsiderations: Alexis de Tocqueville -- The education of Henry Adams -- The pragmatism of William James -- Herbert Croly: the promise of American life -- Walter Lippmann -- 8. The portents of the counter culture: The springs of the counter culture -- The new Left -- The revolt against rationalism -- The quest of community -- 9. An old liberal to the youth: The nature of liberalism -- The failings of American Liberals -- A preliminary consideration of alternatives -- In defense of the Liberal creed.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)206805
(OCoLC)ocm00206805
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WorldCat Identities Muller, Herbert J. 1905-1980.
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