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  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age
  • Richard Taylor
  • English
  • 03 April 2017
  • 9781573920247

10 thoughts on “Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age

  1. says:

    A self help book that will never make it as such because of its disregard for what is considered politically correct nowadays It s not quite philosophy, but a good way to spread some ideas developed by thinkers And it is quite well written as well.

  2. says:

    There are three parts of this book Part 1 is an honest somewhat brutally description of the meaning of pride The author has kept political correctness at one side and expressed his views, quite freely, on personal excellence and the higher worth of those who pursue it His remarks on the people exhibiting a plodding existence can be considering scathing However, the ideas become a little repetitive.Part 2 is about manners and how proud people should behave This seemed completely pedantic and outdated considering today s age of rapid communication of thoughts and ideas leading to seamless and simultan...

  3. says:

    Some of the ideas of this book are interesting, but not very convincing if you take a moment to think of anything contrary to what Mr Taylor is saying Mr Taylor uses many of Daniel Dennett s famously mocked weak argument tricks to move his text forward so Mr Taylor s foundation is weak I thought of many things counter to his argument when Only a fool would disagree or surely etc The text is tedious, not because the diction is difficult, but because the same ideas are repeated ad nauseum I honestly wonder if the publisher forced Richard Taylor to put in filler text because his initial text was too short The text carried on like a paper written by a kid who had nothing to say from about pg.45 until section 3 at page 205 Section 3, on fulfillment and creativity, was interesting, maybe a total of 30 pages at the end of the book Section 3, the first 45 pages of the book the book starts on page 15, so really the first 30 pages on Stoic goodness, and pages 108 112 on the function of humans are the only parts worth reading So really, only 64 pages are worth rea...

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Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Agecharacters Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age, audiobook Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age, files book Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age, today Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age, Restoring Pride: The Lost Virtue of Our Age c446b Rejecting The Popular Notion That Everyone Is Equal And, Therefore, Ought To Be Equally Proud, Richard Taylor Defines Pride As Justified Love Of Oneself What Justifies This Self Love Is Personal Excellence, That Is, Actual Achievement Of The Kind That Sets A Proud Person Apart From The Rest Examples Of The Justifiably Proud Include Socrates, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Malcolm X, Willa Cather, Pablo Picasso, And Amelia Earhart However, Pride Is Not A Virtue Reserved Only For The Famous People Unknown To The World Often Possess A Greatness Equal To That Of The Most Renowned Heroes The Truly Proud Are Those Who Excel In Some Worthwhile Area, Be It Literature, Science, Or Good Parenting Their Excellence Is Based On Some Ability Or Strength That They Exploit To Its Fullest Potential Restoring Pride Is Elitist In That It Acknowledges That Some People Are Better As Human Beings Than Others, And That They Have Made Themselves So By Perfecting Their Natural Talents The Idea Of The Sermon On The Mount, That The Poor And The Meek Are Blessed, Is Repudiated Instead, Taylor Embraces The Classical Greek Ideal Of Virtue As Personal Excellence Without Any Suggestion That Everyone Is Equal In Worth.The Proud, Setting The Rules And Standards For Themselves, Are Apt To Be Looked On As Unconventional However, One Invariable Rule Guides Their Behavior Toward Others Considerateness The Same Egalitarian Standard Applies To Their Treatment Under The Law In A Democratic Society.While Concerned With The Rules Of Manners, Restoring Pride Is Not A Book Of Etiquette Making No Effort At Political Correctness, It Espouses, In A Straightforward And Jargon Free Style, An Ideal Of Life, Exhorting Us All To Explore And Cultivate The Gifts Within Us, And Thus To Enjoy The Fruits Of Genuine Pride.

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