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Bloom, Allan 1930-1992

Works: 128 works in 534 publications in 7 languages and 15,031 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Tragicomedies  Dialogues (Literature)  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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Most widely held works by Allan Bloom
The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students by Allan Bloom( Book )

86 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 5,204 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
Love and friendship by Allan Bloom( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,761 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."--
Confronting the Constitution : the challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from utilitarianism, historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, pragmatism, existentialism-- by Allan Bloom( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 essays illustrates how the U.S. Constitution has been assailed since it was formulated in the late eighteenth century. Many of the contributors consider themselves the true heirs of classic liberal thought as it was understood by the Founding Fathers. They review and regret the interpretations of liberal thinkers of the past two centuries who have tried to interpret the Constitution on their own philosophical terms. The pieces assess philosophical trends of the last 200 years and show their historical relation to the constitutional principle of law, either harmonizing with its rational principles or undermining the very foundation of democratic rule. ISBN 0-8447-3699-6; $24.95
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this work is the first literal translation of this classic. There is annotated text, an essayas well as indiceswhich will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato's intention. This edition includes a new introduction by critic Adam Kirsch, setting the work in its intellectual context for a new generation of readers
Giants and dwarfs : essays, 1960-1990 by Allan Bloom( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic by Plato( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1991 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 400 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."
Shakespeare on love and friendship by Allan Bloom( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 397 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
The closing of the American mind : [how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students] by Allan Bloom( Recording )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 277 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 268 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 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume also contains Rousseau's own writings for the theater, including plays and libretti for operas, most of which have never been translated into English. Among them, Le Devin du village was the most popular French opera of the eighteenth century, while his late work Pygmalion is a profound meditation on the relation between an artist and his creation. This volume offers English readers a unique opportunity to appreciate Rousseau's writings for the theater as well as his attack on the theater as a public institution."--Jacket
Emile, or, On education : includes Emile and Sophie, or, The solitaries by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'âme désarmée by Allan Bloom( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par un universitaire des Etats-Unis, théoricien des sciences politiques, un essai qui a assez longuement figuré sur la liste des meilleures ventes du ##New York Times## et qui porte sur le climat intellectuel - un relativisme plutôt facile - qui prévalait sur les campus universitaires, parmi les étudiants, au milieu des années 1980
Introduction to the Reading of Hegel by Alexandre Kojève( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 96 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 e. Plädoyer für d. Erneuerung d. westl. Kultur by Allan Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 70 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigantes y enanos : interpretaciones sobre la historia sociopolítica de Occidente by Allan Bloom( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bao kuo:lao shi men,Bo la tu de su ge la di,Zheng zhi,Shi he sha shi bi ya deng nei rong
Love & friendship by Allan Bloom( Recording )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 45 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students
Love and friendshipConfronting the Constitution : the challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from utilitarianism, historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, pragmatism, existentialism--The Republic of PlatoShakespeare's politicsThe republicPlato's SymposiumShakespeare on love and friendshipThe closing of the American mind : [how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students]
Alternative Names
Allan Bloom Amerikaans filosoof

Allan Bloom amerikai filozófus

Allan Bloom amerykański filozof

Allan Bloom Filósofo e professor norte-americano.

Allan Bloom filósofo y académico estadounidense

Allan Bloom US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Professor

Bloom, Alan D. 1930-1992

Bloom, Alan David 1930-1992

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Bloom, Allan David

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