The uses of pessimism and the danger of false hope /

Ranging widely over human history and culture, from ancient Greece to the current global economic downturn, Scruton makes a counterintuitive yet persuasive case that optimists and idealists -- with their ignorance about the truths of human nature and human society, and their naive hopes about what c...

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Main Author: Scruton, Roger.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The first-person future
  • The best case fallacy
  • The born free fallacy
  • The utopian fallacy
  • The zero sum fallacy
  • The planning fallacy
  • The moving spirit fallacy
  • The aggregation fallacy
  • Defences against the truth
  • Our tribal past
  • Our civil present
  • Our human future.