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© 1997

Enemies of Hope

A Critique of Contemporary Pessimism

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prologue Isaiah Berlin’s ‘Yes-But to the Enlightenment’

  3. Pathologising Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-74
    2. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 75-89
    3. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 90-105
    4. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 106-179
    5. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 180-217
  4. Marginalising Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-228
    2. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 229-239
    3. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 240-255
    4. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 256-271
    5. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 303-326
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 327-354
  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Raymond Tallis
      Pages 357-409
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 411-499

About this book

Introduction

Perceptive, passionate and often controversial, Raymond Tallis's latest debunking of Kulturkritik delves into a host of ethical and philosophical issues central to contemporary thought, raising questions we cannot afford to ignore. After reading Enemies of Hope , those minded to misrepresent mankind in ways that are almost routine amongst humanist intellectuals may be inclined to think twice. By clearing away the 'hysterical humanism' of the present century Enemies of Hope frees us to start thinking constructively about the way forward for humanity in the next.

Keywords

cognitive psychology consciousness enlightenment Marx philosophy Plato psychology

About the authors

RAYMOND TALLIS was recently described in The Times Higher Educational Supplement as 'one of the most intriguing figures in the current intellectual scene'. Trained as a doctor at Oxford University and St.Thomas' Hospital, he has written extensively outside of medicine of the last 15 years. He has published short stories and poetry, and been recognized for his critiques of post-Saussurean thought, his reflections on art and science, and his discussions of the philosophy of mind. He was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Hull in 1997 for his contributions to literary scholarship. Since 1987 he has been Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant physician in Health Care of the elderly in Salford.

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