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Allan Bloom


Who is Allan Bloom?

Allan Bloom: Allan David Bloom was an American philosopher, classicist, and academician. He studied under David Grene, Leo Strauss, Richard McKeon and Alexandre Kojève. He subsequently taught at Cornell University, the University of Toronto, Yale University, École Normale Supérieure of Paris, and the University of Chicago. Bloom championed the idea of Great Books education and became famous for his criticism of contemporary American higher education, with his views being expressed in his bestselling 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind. Characterized as a conservative in the popular media, Bloom explicitly stated that this was a misunderstanding and made it clear that he was not to be affiliated with any conservative movements. Saul Bellow wrote Ravelstein, a roman à clef based on Bloom, his friend and colleague at the University of Chicago.

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Google previewThe Church Between Gospel and Culture (1996)

The Emerging Mission in North America by George R. Hunsberger, Craig Van Gelder

Allan Bloom refers to it as a pervasive relativism that has leveled the social order and collapsed the role of a mediating history. Peter Drucker refers to it as "new realities," a condition where modern Western nations now lack the rules to govern ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators (1997)

by Frederik Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles, John G. Ramsay

Allan Bloom emerged from relative obscurity as a professor of political philosophy to a high public profile as a critic of ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

Worldview s: Allan Bloom * * * "As it now stands, students have powerful images of what perfect body is and pursue it incessantly. But deprived of literary guidance, they no longer have any image of a perfect soul, and hence do not long to ...

Google previewDictionary Of Modern American Philosophers (2005)

by John R. Shook

Allan Bloom was born on 14 September 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

Allan Bloom (1930–92) US ACADEMIC AND AUTHOR A Professor of Philosophy and Political Science whose writings have Allan ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multicultural Education (1999)

by Bruce M. Mitchell, Robert E. Salsbury

Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind ( New York: Vintage Books, 1987); E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Cultural Literacy: What Every ...

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Law may prescribe that the male nipples be made equal to the female ones, but they still will not give milk. (Allan Bloom)
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