"The practical result of education in the spirit of The Green Book must be the destruction of the society which accepts it." These are the opening words of the second chapter of C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man, and it is a big claim that the remainder of the book sets out to defend.
In this episode which deals with the first half of chapter two, called 'The Tao', Difff and James unpack the question of from where we might derive foundational values. The suggestion that rationality may provide an answer brings up a classical dilemma - whether humanity can derive an 'ought' from an 'is'.
Check out Difff's other podcast: Chiron, conversations about the past to help make sense of the present.
And James' other podcast: The Art of Inquiry, inquiries into the nature of the world and humanity with expert level guests passionate about their field.
Music: 'Inspiring Dreams' by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon
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