Mark Edmundson, Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals.
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Dave Seng


Mark Edmundson explores and defends the value of ideals in contemporary culture, focusing on courage, contemplation and compassion.  In his argument, he explicates the ideas of authors and thinkers such Homer, Plato, and the Christian and Eastern religious traditions.  Shakespeare and Frued are seen as detractors of the Soul.


philosophy, book reviews, religion, philosophy of literature

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Philosophy in Review
University of Victoria
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