Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Culture In Modern American Social Thought, Revised Edition

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Originally published in 1996 and newly revised, Conspicuous Criticism is a ringing defense of the need for religion and tradition in contemporary society. Writing with moral passion and critical verve, Christopher Shannon offers a convincing indictment of the forces that isolate the individual in modern capitalist society and counters more than a century of efforts by modern intellectuals- to displace tradition in favor of a humanism that actually diminishes humanity in the name of freeing its potential. Featuring in-depth analyses of the works of John Dewey, Thorstein Veblen, C. Wright Mills, and others, Conspicuous Criticism is a call to reinstate traditional relations to God, nature, and the common good. Scholars in fields from American studies to intellectual history will be forced to grapple with Shannon's trenchant critique, which is well on its way to becoming a classic of Christian thought.

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Book
Author:
Christopher Shannon
Publication Info:
University of Scranton Press: 2007
ISBN:
1589661192
URL:
http://www.amazon.com/Conspicuous-Criticism-Tradition-Individual-American/dp/1589661192
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Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Culture In Modern American Social Thought, Revised Edition