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Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

  • Title: Worlds Apart
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  • ISBN : 9781597311113
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 212 pages


In the great English tradition of the lay specialist, Barfield, a lawyer, modernizes the Platonic dialogue format to focus on the philosophic problems of reality and ways of knowing. This is the solvent mind at its best distinguished exchanges giving provocative, open ended results at every point Highly recommended of permanent value Choice Books for College Librar In the great English tradition of the lay specialist, Barfield, a lawyer, modernizes the Platonic dialogue format to focus on the philosophic problems of reality and ways of knowing. This is the solvent mind at its best distinguished exchanges giving provocative, open ended results at every point Highly recommended of permanent value Choice Books for College Libraries Owen Barfield, who died in 1997 shortly after entering his hundredth year, was one of the seminal minds of the twentieth century, of whom C S Lewis wrote he towers above us all His books have won respect from many writers other than Lewis, among them T S Eliot, J R R Tolkein, and Saul Bellows, and John Lukacs He was born in North London in 1898 and received his B.A with first class honors from Wadham College, Oxford, in 1921 He also earned B.C.L., M.A., and B.Litt degrees from Oxford and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature He served as a solicitor for twenty eight years until his retirement from legal practice in 1959 Barfield was a visiting professor at Brandeis and Drew Universities, Hamilton College, the University of Missouri at Columbia, UCLA, SUNY Stony Brook, and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver His books include seven others published by The Barfield Press Romanticism Comes of Age, Worlds Apart A Dialogue of the 1960s, Unancestral Voice, Speaker s Meaning, What Coleridge Thought, The Rediscovery of Meaning, and History, Guilt and Habit


Author Owen Barfield

Arthur Owen Barfield was a British philosopher, author, poet, and critic.Barfield was born in London He was educated at Highgate School and Wadham College, Oxford and in 1920 received a first class degree in English language and literature After finishing his B Litt., which became his third book Poetic Diction, he was a dedicated poet and author for over ten years After 1934 his profession was




Worlds Apart Reviews (10)

  • I just finished this one and I m still digesting it The reviews that I read before I myself read the book stated that this fictional account is the best way to absorb the sometimes nebulous and abstract thought system of Barfield Having read it, I agree that it is easier to understand on the first r [..]

  • A relatively deep read, which for me took mental effort, but in a good way.P 67, We are no longer capable of thinking deeply, because we think too quickly. [..]

  • This is my second time to read the book The first time was a rushed skim to see what it was about It warrants a careful rereading.Barfield was a solid writer and thought deeply Most of us are going to be struck with how that man with those analytic and imaginative skills, education, atheistic upbrin [..]

  • I read Plato s Dialogues when I was 14, and enjoyed them This was hard Barfield thinks in some very sideways kinds of ways, and I really enjoyed working at keeping up with him His angle of view on the scientific revolution was well worth the effort, and there s some other gems besides. [..]

  • The Owen Barfield reading tour continues with Worlds Apart, written by Barfield as a dialogue between several academics with different philosophies Two are clearly anthroposophists like Barfield, and the rest represent different disciplines ranging from physics to psychology I m trying to decide if [..]

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