The Idiocy of Perfection by Jesús Silva Herzog-Márquez (Author)

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...a minor quibble—the study as a whole is fresh and lively, filled with precisely the kind of careful wisdom its subjects devoted their lives to endorsing. A judicious, agile look at the limits of reason and modern liberalism.
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The Idiocy of Perfection brings together five essays that reveal five ways of thinking and visions of the world of some of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. Are politics a sword that lends meaning to our existence, or simply a cruel form of entertainment? War or play, politics as outlined by the authors included in this book are one way of dealing with human imperfection. Politics will always bear the fastidious marks of force, chance, and conflict: those stub- born naysayers of perfection. Jesus Silva Herzog Marquez is one of the most important intellectuals of Mexico and Latin America. His writings are very close to those of Norberto Bobbio, Isaiah Berlin or Octavio Paz.
 

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Published April 16, 2017 by Literal Publishing. 168 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy.
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...a minor quibble—the study as a whole is fresh and lively, filled with precisely the kind of careful wisdom its subjects devoted their lives to endorsing. A judicious, agile look at the limits of reason and modern liberalism.

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