36 Total Quotes

Allan Bloom Quotes

Allan Bloom
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
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Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it
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#Politics

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Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
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The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
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#American Philosopher #Belief

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There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative
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#Teachers And Teaching

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Education is the movement from darkness to light.
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#American Philosopher #Darkness

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There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech
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#Existence

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Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
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#American Philosopher #Addiction

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Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice
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#Prejudice

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Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion
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#Belief

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The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
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#American Philosopher

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Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
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#American Philosopher

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As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
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#American Philosopher

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We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
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#American Philosopher #Living

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The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
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#American Philosopher #Age And Aging

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What a people bows before tell us what it is
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#People

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The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contradictory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth
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#Community

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The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
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#American Philosopher #America

Allan Bloom
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
Allan Bloom
#American Philosopher

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The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers.
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#American Philosopher

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Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
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#American Philosopher