On C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man

The Abolition of Man is, above all, an argument in favour of the existence of objective values. In Lewis’ view, the universe is the kind of thing that demands certain responses from us whether we happen to respond correctly or not. For example, the universe says you should speak the truth, love your neighbour, honour your parents, etc., whether you happen to live up to these obligations or not. It says the Mona Lisa is a masterpiece whether you happen to have the faculties to appreciate it or not. One law obliges king and peasant alike. [ . . . ]

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Seven Favourite Quotations

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”

“All that is not eternal is eternally useless.” 

“Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.” [ . . . ]

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