The Closing of the American Mind
Bloom (Allan)
Source: Bloom - The Closing of the American Mind - How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students
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Contents

    Foreword, by Saul Bellow – 11
    Preface – 19
    Introduction: Our Virtue – 25
  1. PART ONE. STUDENTS
    1. The Clean Slate – 47
    2. Books – 62
    3. Music – 68
    4. Relationships – 82
      → Self-Centeredness – 82
      → Equality – 88
      → Race – 91
      → Sex – 97
      → Separateness – 109
      → Divorce – 118
      → Love – 122
      → Eros – 132
  2. PART TWO. NIHILISM, AMERICAN STYLE
    1. The German Connection – 14l
    2. Two Revolutions and Two States of Nature – 157
    3. The Self – 173
    4. Creativity – 180
    5. Culture – 185
    6. Values – 194
    7. The Nietzscheanization of the Left or Vice Versa – 217
    8. Our Ignorance – 227
  3. PART THREE. THE UNIVERSITY
    1. From Socrates’ Apology to Heidegger’s Rektoratsrede – 243
      → Tocqueville on Democratic Intellectual Life – 246
      → The Relation Between Thought and Civil Society – 256
      → The Philosophic Experience – 268
      → The Enlightenment Transformation – 284
      → Swift’s Doubts – 293
      → Rousseau's Radicalization and the German University – 298
    2. The Sixties – 313
    3. The Student and the University – 336
      → Liberal Education – 336
      → The Decomposition of the University – 347
      → The Disciplines – 356
      → Conclusion – 380
    Index – 383

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