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    In the Abolition of man one of the main arguments that Lewis makes was that the result of education in the spirit of the green book is the destruction of the society that accepts it. In the green book the authors named G&T place their own opinion within the book which is that people should only use their reason when making decisions and not their emotions or spirited element. The authors state this because in society peoples views are often reflected in their work intentionally or unintentionally

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    enormous lack of modern education in third world countries. But in his novel The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis points out that our modern education system is not flawless. Lewis presents an argument about how the modern education is inferior to the postmodern education. The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis successfully employs rhetoric to prove that the Tao is no longer a part of modern education which is leading to the abolition of human nature. In the novel Lewis argues that modern education is no longer

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    In C.S Lewis “Abolition of Man” Lewis begins by saying that many man are devoted to their conquest over nature. The power of humans to do exactly what they want seems to be growing over the times. However, while the advance of technology has benefited mankind, Lewis says that is not man controlling nature. In reality, is man controlling other man, using technology. Lewis stresses that this is not a good or bad thing, it is just what is happening in our world. For example when we fly in an airplane

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    Lewis would refer to it in his Abolition of Man, the Tao. In this particular book Lewis discusses the implications that would follow could man overcome this basic value system that has been in place since the development of rational thought. However, paradoxical as his opinion may seem, he holds that to step beyond the Tao is to plunge into nothingness. Simply put, it is his claim that to destroy, or even fundamentally change, man’s basic value system is to destroy man himself.      Lewis

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    The Abolition of Man by C. S Lewis covers the position of the human being giving a philosophical view of how they take various positions when understanding the nature around them. By using many examples from the nature and the way the human being and nature work together, the writer makes a point that we cannot conquer nature without being conquered by it. He suggests that everything we say or feel is basically a reflection of our own which we apply to the things we see. A very famous example is

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    The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis         The Abolition of Man is perhaps the best defense of natural law to be       published in the twentieth century. The book is outstanding not because       its ideas are original, but because it presents so clearly the common       sense of the subject, brilliantly encapsulating the Western natural law       tradition in all its Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian glory. Interestingly,       Lewis' defense of objective morality

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    The Abolition of Man as Wake Up Call   There are three very important ideas that C. S. Lewis explicates in his book, The Abolition of Man. The first essay focuses on moral subjectivism, the second on the Tao, and the third on the consequences of living in a morally relativist society. As a dramatic conclusion to these essays, Lewis asserts that if we do not carefully educate ourselves and accept the authority of the Tao we may become heartless men and women, incapable of governing a society

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    C.S. Lewis’s work The Abolition of Man offers insight into how the people of society are formed, and what is flawed in that process. He begins his argument in chapter one titled “Men Without Chests”, he examines an elementary school english book, which he refers to as “The Green Book” written by “Gaius” and “Titius”. Lewis disagrees with the lessons Gaius and Titius put into their book, from the way they word important phrase to the examples they use. One of his primary concerns is students falling

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    ‘The Abolition of Man’ C.S.Lewis Throughout many of his works C.S Lewis aimed to challenge the philosophical presuppositions of his readers. The Abolition of man is a prime example as Lewis asserts that if we demolish traditional moral values and allow science to gain control over the conscious of man as it has over other forms of nature, it will result in the eventual abolition of man. If we abolish man’s conscious, we abolish man. Lewis illustrates this point through his three chapters, ‘Men without

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    movement for abolition. The Abolition movement had been stirring in America prior to the American Revolution and since. For over 80 years, people had been calling for the practice of slavery to be removed from the country. It was not until a bloody war and three constitutional amendments it occurred. At the same time, another revolution was brewing: suffrage. These two movements were closely entangled and both worked for each other’s causes. However, after Frederick Douglas declared abolition must occur

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