The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis

The Abolition of Man is a 1943 book by C. S. Lewis. It is subtitled "Reflections on education with special reference to the teaching of English in the upper forms of schools," and uses that as a starting point for a defense of objective value and natural law, and a warning of the consequences of doing away with or "debunking" those things. It defends science as something worth pursuing but criticizes using it to debunk values — the value of science itself being among them — or defining it to exclude such values.

The 38th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
  2. - 7th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)

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Six by Lewis box set: The Abolition of Man, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, Miracles, The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters Paperback 718989 $74.91 $5.59 1978
The Abolition of Man Paperback 5228 $6.30 $4.46 2015
The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce (LIBRARY EDITION) Audio CD 1285213 $24.58 $42.88 2000
Selected Books: The Pilgrim's Regress / Prayer: Letter to Malcolm / Reflections on the Psalms / Till We Have Faces / The Abolition of Man Paperback 468225 $12.38 $6.01 2002
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The Abolition of Man 1ST Edition (Reflections on Education...) Hardcover 4277367 $151.00
The Abolition of Man and The Great Divorce Audio CD 13630286 $20.16 2012
The Abolition of Man: C.S. Lewis’s Classic Essay on Objective Morality: A Critical Edition by Michael Ward Paperback 495119 $13.49 2017
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The Abolition of Man: Or Reflections on Education With Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools (C.S. Lewis Classics) Paperback 982610 $6.00 $0.01
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Selected Books Hardcover 4840683 $4.09 1999
The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce Audible Audio Edition 2996 $10.95 2005
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The Abolition of Man or Relections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools Paperback 701664 $4.95
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The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics Hardcover 14023 $29.35 $20.36 2002
The Abolition of Man Paperback 930161 $7.90 $4.07 2010
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The Abolition of Man or Reflections on Education with special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of School Hardcover 934938 $29.93 $5.95
The abolition of man;: Or, Reflections on education with special reference to the teaching of English in the upper forms of schools, ([University of Durham. Riddell memorial lectures. 15th ser.]) Paperback 1767437 $14.95
The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce MP3 CD 1525197 $15.72 2000
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Six by Lewis: The Abolition of Man, the Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, Miracles, the Problem of Pain, the Screwtape Letters Paperback 832060 $89.55 $50.00 1996