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Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal

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Description for Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal Paperback. Argues that 'nobility of spirit' is the quintessence of a civilized world. This book identifies nobility of spirit in the life and work of Spinoza and of Thomas Mann; explores the quest for the good society in our own times; and addresses the pursuit of truth and freedom that engaged figures as disparate as Socrates and Leone Ginzburg. Translator(s): De Jager, Marjolijn. Num Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: HPJ; HPQ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 199 x 126 x 7. Weight in Grams: 168.

An impassioned call to restore the conditions of freedom and human dignity, ideals our civilization seems to have lost

In the pages of this slim, powerful book Rob Riemen argues with passion that “nobility of spirit” is the quintessence of a civilized world. It is, as Thomas Mann believed, the sole corrective for human history. Without nobility of spirit, culture vanishes. Yet in the early twenty-first century, a time when human dignity and freedom are imperiled, the concept of nobility of spirit is scarcely considered.

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“The forces now aligned against humanistic values are manifold,” observes George Steiner in the foreword to the book. In this imaginative and compelling volume, Riemen addresses these forces and speaks to every reader who believes in the power of classical ideas to restore Western civilization’s highest values.

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Yale University Press United States
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About Rob Riemen
Rob Riemen, an essayist and cultural philosopher, is founder of the Nexus Institute, an international center devoted to intellectual reflection and to inspiring Western cultural and philosophical debate. He lives in the Netherlands.

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“Rob Riemen has written a rare and much needed book, one which we appreciate not because we necessarily agree with its views, but for its commitment to ideas and its passion for imagination. It is a timely reminder of how imaginative knowledge can become a way of questioning, connecting to and changing the world as well as ourselves.”—Azar Nafisi
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