Man's Unconquerable Mind (Paperback)

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If you are looking for an inspirational, feel-good book, this is it. But this is no self-help book. Rather, Classics Professor Gilbert Highet, writing with strong and forceful prose, champions the power of the human intellect. The book provides the reader with a survey or gloss, so to say, of the history of learning in the West, examining achievements of societies and individuals. Additionally, the book considers the limits and obstacles that come along with knowledge and learning. Admittedly, Highet’s references can be limited to his expertise in Greco-Roman literature and history, and his views can be outdated (the book was published in the 1950s). Even so, this little book is a testament to learning, to art and knowledge, and, in its essence, to the human being.

— From Austin


Explores the power, capabilities, and limitations of the human mind from ancient times.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231085014
ISBN-10: 023108501X
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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Pages: 138
Language: English