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Curing mad truths : medieval wisdom for the modern age / Rémi Brague.

Author/creator Brague, Rémi, 1947- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
Descriptionviii, 142 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Catholic ideas for a secular world
Catholic ideas for a secular world. ^A1305589
Contents The failure of the modern project -- Atheism at the end of the tether -- The necessity of goodness -- Nature -- Freedom and creation -- Culture as a by-product -- Values or virtues? -- The family -- Civilization as conservation and conversation.
Abstract "In his first book composed in English, Rémi Brague maintains that there is a fundamental problem with modernity: we no longer consider the created world and humanity as intrinsically valuable. Curing Mad Truths, based on a number of Brague's lectures to English-speaking audiences, explores the idea that humanity must return to the Middle Ages. Not the Middle Ages of purported backwardness and barbarism, but rather a Middle Ages that understood creation--including human beings--as the product of an intelligent and benevolent God. The positive developments that have come about due to the modern project, be they health, knowledge, freedom, or peace, are not grounded in a rational project because human existence itself is no longer the good that it once was. Brague turns to our intellectual forebears of the medieval world to present a reasoned argument as to why humanity and civilizations are goods worth promoting and preserving"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Brague, Rémi, 1947- author. Curing mad truths Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019] 9780268105723
LCCN 2019011964
ISBN0268105693 (hardback : alk. paper)

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