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Itzkoff, Seymour W.

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Works: 41 works in 214 publications in 2 languages and 9,070 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Seymour W Itzkoff
The decline of intelligence in America : a strategy for national renewal by Seymour W Itzkoff( )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itzkoff argues that we will never stop the fall until we understand our real national dilemma. This is the decline in our national intelligence profile: fewer citizens of high intelligence, educational potential, and economic productivity. These ideas are taboo. Itzkoff, however, insists that these are the facts, and they must be examined
Ernst Cassirer : scientific knowledge and the concept of man by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Cassirer: Scientific Knowledge and the Concept of Man by Seymour W. Itzkoff is one of the few books currently available in the English language that discusses the philosophy of twentieth-century German philosopher Ernst Cassirer. Itzkoff's study brings Cassirer's perspective directly into the contemporary debate over the evolution of human thought and its relationship to animal life. Further, Itzkoff places Cassirer directly in the context of recent philosophical thought, arguing for the importance of his Kantian perspective, a significance that is amply vindicated by the current interest in Cassirer's ideas. For this second edition, Itzkoff has written a new introduction and has added a new retrospective essay
How we learn to read by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children learning to read : a guide for parents and teachers by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included here is a discussion of such important issues as emergent literacy or reading readiness: phonics and slow reading; fluent reading and the "reading system"; the dangers of the first-grade Rubicon; reading problems of unique children; the dangers and benefits of "Whole Language" reading programs; Reading Recovery" for endangered young readers; the role of writing; parents; TV; and the school program. The book is clearly written, uses nontechnical terminology, and should provide teachers and parents a guide to evaluating the progress of youngsters from the time they approach child-care and pre-school stages of socialization to that point where they should be reading independently for pleasure as well as searching for information and subject-matter competency
Triumph of the intelligent : the creation of Homo sapiens sapiens by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Cassirer : philosopher of culture by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism's promise : meeting the challenge of modernity by Seymour W Itzkoff( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism's Promise, Meeting The Challenge Of Modernity follows Seymour W. Itzkoff's well-received three-book series, Who Are the Jews? Judaism's Promise, confronts the many revolutions that have reshaped Judaism over the centuries allowing it and its people a path of leadership into the modern world. It takes the writings of the Torah, Holy Scriptures, and Talmud seriously as exemplars of the human search for civilizational and moral intellectuality. The book's basic concern is with the withering of Judaism as a force in contemporary Western civilization. Sadly millions of Jews have left the faith. Others venture forth only hesitantly into a synagogue, now a bastion of fossilized ritual and conspicuous consumption. These millions needed more from the orthodoxy, and this book attempts to show them the way back by giving renewed life to the heritages of Judaism, and, consequently, to its meaning for the modern world. Judaism's Promise argues for a return to the synagogue's originating Hellenistic commitment to come together" in intellectual and moral study.As Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan argued, Judaism must once more become in the 20-21st century the civilization that it once represented to the wider world, and not a fossilized ceremonialism
Cultural pluralism and American education by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The form of man : the evolutionary origins of human intelligence by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emanuel Feuermann, virtuoso : a biography by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty's dilemma : America, two nations dependent/independent by Seymour W Itzkoff( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty's Dilemma is a diagnostic analysis of the falling away in the United States from the founders' vision of individual liberty and freedom of association. The founders never could have envisioned the enormous expansion of industrial and scientific power we have experienced, nor the national and international conflicts. Never could they have predicted the massive growth in power of the federal government - the kind of power they fought against in our initial struggle for independence and liberty. One significant consequence of these events for our future is the massive dependency of large
A new public education by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to equality : evolution and social reality by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does poverty exist? Why is there social pathology and human degradation? Is it always because of oppression and discrimination? No, says Professor Seymour Itzkoff of Smith College. The real reason is the tragedy of low human intelligence and the consequent inability of humans to compete in highly complex and dynamic economic and social environments. The Road to Equality: Evolution and Social Reality contains Itzkoff's highly controversial analysis of the failures of
Why humans vary in intelligence by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity's evolutionary destiny : a Darwinian perspective by Seymour W Itzkoff( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are biological creatures first. Culture is an expression of our brain and neurological function. Intelligence is the key to the flourishing of the human super-species. Humanity has reached the point where two sub-species are now competing within the earthly ecology. These are not defined by any of the existing racial categories, rather, intellectual and cultural behavior. They can be symbolized as Homo sapiens and Homo sapiens sapiens. In evolutionary history, no two sub-species have ever been able to cohabit a limited ecology. The outcome of this inherent selective conflict is written in the history of the human genus Homo, that is, the successive increases in brain size and intelligence and the disappearance of earlier, less corticalized forms of Homo. Civilization will eventually be shaped by the domination of Homo sapiens sapiens
The making of the civilized mind by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human intelligence and national power : a political essay in sociobiology by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inevitable domination by man : an evolutionary detective story by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future human evolution : eugenics in the twenty-first century by John Glad( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary selection has been radically relaxed in the human species as a result of the development of civilization, science in general, and medicine in particular. While these advances have hugely benefited current populations, they have to a significant degree released the species from the biological process which created it and maintains its viability. Formerly, natural selection took place largely as a result of differential mortality, but now that most people survive well beyond their child bearing years, selection is determined largely by differential fertility. Aside from genetic illnesses, this new selection is also characterized by a negative correlation between fertility and intelligencethe core of eugenic concern for over a century. Eugenics views itself as the fourth leg of the chair of civilization, the other three being a) a thrifty expenditure of natural resources, b) mitigation of environmental pollution, and c) maintenance of a human population not exceeding the planets carrying capacity. Eugenics, which can be thought of as human ecology, is thus part and parcel of the environmental movement. Humanity is defined, not as the totality of the currently living population, but as the number of people who will potentially ever live. This is a book about the struggle for human rights and parental responsibility
The end of economic growth : what does it mean for American society? by Seymour W Itzkoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The decline of intelligence in America : a strategy for national renewal
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Ernst Cassirer : scientific knowledge and the concept of manChildren learning to read : a guide for parents and teachersThe road to equality : evolution and social realityThe making of the civilized mindThe inevitable domination by man : an evolutionary detective storyThe end of economic growth : what does it mean for American society?
Alternative Names
Itzkoff Seymour W.

Itzkoff, Seymour William

Itzkoff, Seymour William 1928-

Seymour Itzkoff American social scientist

Languages
English (171)

German (2)