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Bloom, Allan 1930-1992

Works: 75 works in 392 publications in 14 languages and 14,804 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Tragicomedies  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Graphic novels  Fiction  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: JC71, 184
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The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students by Allan Bloom( Book )

105 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 5,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author (a distinguished political philosopher) argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis marked by obvious declines in appreciation of humanities, a drop in the qualitative output of our university systems, and a disquieting disconnect between today's students and the spiritual and cultural traditions of their heritage
The republic by Plato( Book )

26 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literal translation from the Oxford text, with an interpretive essay which attempts to approach Plato's intention
Love and friendship by Allan Bloom( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like The Closing of the American Mind, this is an exhilarating journey of ideas in search of the truths that great writers and philosophers have offered about our most precious and perilous longings. Love and Friendship dissects Rousseau's invention of Romantic love, meant to provide a new basis for human connection, amid the atomism of bourgeois society, and exposes the reasons for its ultimate failure. Bloom tells of the Romantics' idea of the sublime and Freud's theory of sublimation. He takes us into the universe of Shakespeare's plays, where love is a natural phenomenon that gives rise to both the brightest hopes and the bitterest conflicts and disappointments. Finally, Bloom offers a fresh reading of the greatest work on eros, Plato's Symposium." "A profound analysis of the literature of eros from the Bible to Freud, Love and Friendship is a powerful book that will inspire as well as outrage, amuse as well as illuminate. The culmination of a lifetime spent thinking and writing about the most fundamental questions facing human beings, it will change forever how we think about our most personal relationships and our most intimate dreams and desires."--Jacket
Confronting the Constitution : the challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from utilitarianism, historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, pragmatism, existentialism-- by Allan Bloom( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giants and dwarfs : essays, 1960-1990 by Allan Bloom( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on teachers, education, and books
Shakespeare's politics by Allan Bloom( Book )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare on love and friendship by Allan Bloom( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Shakespeare is the only classical author to remain widely popular - not only in America but throughout the world - and Allan Bloom argues that this is because no other writer holds up a truer mirror to human nature. Unlike the Romantics and other moderns, Shakespeare has no project for the betterment or salvation of mankind - his poetry simply gives us eyes to see what is there. In particular, we see the full variety of erotic connections, from the "star-crossed" devotions of Romeo and Juliet to the failed romance of Troilus and Cressida to the problematic friendship of Falstaff and Hal." "These highly original interpretations of the plays convey a deep respect for their author and a conviction that we still have much to learn from him. In Bloom's view, we live in a love-impoverished age; he asks us to turn once more to Shakespeare because the playwright gives us a rich vision of what is permanent in human nature without sharing our contemporary assumptions about erotic love."--Jacket
Symposium by Plato( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter Plato, Allan Bloom wrote, is "the most erotic of philosophers," and his Symposium is one of the greatest works on the nature of love ever written. This new edition brings together the English translation of the renowned Plato scholar and translator, Seth Benardete, with two illuminating commentaries on it: Benardete's "On Plato's Symposium" and Allan Bloom's provocative essay, "The Ladder of Love." In the Symposium, Plato recounts a drinking party following an evening meal, where the guests include the poet Aristophanes, the drunken Alcibiades, and, of course, the wise Socrates. The revelers give their views on the timeless topics of love and desire, all the while addressing many of the major themes of Platonic philosophy: the relationship of philosophy and poetry, the good, and the beautiful."
The closing of the American mind : [how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students] by Allan Bloom( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Bloom reads selections from his book The closing of the American mind. He talks about how students have closed their minds to many important questions because their souls have been crippled by various prejudices and tastes that dominate contemporary America
Political philosophy and the human soul : essays in memory of Allan Bloom( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the sixty-fifth anniversary of the late Allan Bloom's birth, a distinguished group of his former students honor the memory of this inspiring teacher. Political Philosophy and the Human Soul includes a previously unpublished essay on Isocrates by Bloom; a reminiscence by Werner J. Dannhauser; and essays on Homer, the Bible, Plato, Machiavelli, Cervantes, Lessing, Tocqueville, Flaubert, and Leo Strauss. It will interest all students of political philosophy and literature
Letter to D'Alembert and writings for the theater by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1758, Jean Le Rond d'Alembert proposed the public establishment of a theater in Geneva - and Jean-Jacques Rousseau vigorously objected. Their exchange, collected in volume ten of this acclaimed series, offers a classic debate over the political importance of the arts. As these two leading figures of the Enlightenment argue about censorship, popular versus high culture, and the proper role of women in society, their dispute signals a declaration of war that divided the Enlightenment into opposing factions
Emile, or, On education : includes Emile and Sophie, or, The solitaries by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile : or, On education by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Bloom's new translation of Emile, Rousseau's masterpiece on the education and training of the young, is the first in more than seventy years. In it, Bloom, whose magnificent translation of Plato's Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text, again brings together the translator's gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher's perception of the true meaning and significance of the issues being examined in the work. The result is a clear, readable, and highly engrossing text that at the same time offers a wholly new sense of the importance and relevance of Rousseau's thought to us. In addition to his translation, Bloom provides a brilliant introduction that relates the structure and themes of the book to the vital preoccupation's of our own age, particularly in the field of education, but also more generally to the current concerns about the limits and possibilities of human nature. Thus in this translation Emile, long a classic in the history of Western thought and educational theory, becomes something more: a prescription, fresh and dazzling, for the bringing up of autonomous, responsible--that is, truly democratic--human beings
Der Niedergang des amerikanischen Geistes : ein Plädoyer für die Erneuerung der westlichen Kultur by Allan Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cité et son ombre : essai sur la République de Platon by Allan Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love & friendship by Allan Bloom( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloom declares that science and misplaced values have reduced romance to sex in our contemporary culture, and we must rediscover the language of love
Gigantes y enanos : interpretaciones sobre la historia sociopolítica de Occidente by Allan Bloom( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the reading of Hegel : lectures on the phenomenology of spirit by Alexandre Kojève( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voegelin in Toronto : November 22-24, 1978( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this brilliant lecture, and subsequent panel remarks, recorded at a by-now legendary 1978 conference at York University, Eric Voegelin lucidly introduces the most important concepts in his mature philosophy of consciousness"--Glenn Hughes (from container)
Republic of Plato by Allan Bloom( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. In addition to the annotated text, there is also a rich and valuable essay-as well as indices-which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato's intention. This new edition includes a new introduction by acclaimed critic Adam Kirsch, setting the work in its intellectual context for a new generation of readers
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Love and friendship
Alternative Names
Allan Bloom Amerikaans filosoof

Allan Bloom amerikai filozófus

Allan Bloom amerykański filozof

Allan Bloom Filósofo e professor norte-americano.

Allan Bloom US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Professor

Bloom, Alan D. 1930-1992

Bloom, Alan David 1930-1992

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Bloom Allan 1930-1992

Bloom, Allan D. 1930-1992

Bloom, Allan David

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Bloom, Allan David 1930-1992

Блум, Алан

אלן בלום

آلن بلوم

불룸, 앨런 1930-

블룸, 앨런 1930-

블룸, 앨런 데이비드 1930-

アラン・ブルーム (哲学者)

ブル-ム, アラン 1930-

ブルーム, アラン

ブルーム, アラン デビッド


The republicLove and friendshipConfronting the Constitution : the challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from utilitarianism, historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, pragmatism, existentialism--Shakespeare's politicsShakespeare on love and friendshipSymposiumThe closing of the American mind : [how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students]Letter to D'Alembert and writings for the theater