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Bloom, Allan 1930-1992

Works: 77 works in 407 publications in 15 languages and 14,833 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Study guides  Utopian fiction  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Graphic novels  Fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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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 )

110 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 5,586 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 )

29 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and held by 1,853 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 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written with the erudition and wit that made The Closing of the American Mind a #1 best-seller, Love and Friendship is a searching examination of the basic human connections at the center of the greatest works of literature and philosophy throughout the ages." "In a spirited polemic directed at our contemporary culture, Allan Bloom argues that we live in a world where love and friendship are withering away. Science and moralism have reduced eros to sex. Individualism and egalitarianism have turned romantic relationships into contractual matters to be litigated. Survey research has made every variety of sexual behavior seem normal, and thus boring. In sex education classes, children learn how to use condoms, but not how to deal with the hopes and risks of intimacy. We no longer know how to talk and think about the peril and promise of attraction and fidelity." "What has been lost is what separates human beings from beasts - the power of the imagination, which can transform sex into eros. Our impoverished feelings are rooted in our impoverished language of love. To recover the danger, the strength, and the beauty of eros, we must study the great literature of love, in the hope of rekindling the imagination of beauty and virtue that fuels eros. We must love to learn, in order to learn to love again."
Confronting the Constitution : the challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from utilitarianism, historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, pragmatism, existentialism-- by Allan Bloom( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,008 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 380 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 370 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 )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 284 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 266 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

"Allan Bloom's translation is faithful to the precision and clarity of Rousseau's writing, while his introduction discusses Emile in the context of the the author's philosophy as a whole and gives a thorough summary of the work. Also includes notes and an index"--Cover
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 49 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

The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character
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

Liberalism, ancient and modern by Leo Strauss( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

Bloom, Allan.

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Bloom Allan 1930-1992

Bloom, Allan D. 1930-1992

Bloom, Allan David

Bloom, Allan David 1930-

Bloom, Allan David 1930-1992

Blum, Alan

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