C.S. Lewis: The Poison of Subjectivism.
The Abolition of Man as Wake Up Call There are three very important ideas that C. S. Lewis explicates in his book, The Abolition of Man. The first essay focuses on moral subjectivism, the second on the Tao, and the third on the consequences of living in a morally relativist society. As a dramatic conclusion to these essays, Lewis asserts that if we do not carefully educate ourselves and accept.
This volume of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis is part of a larger collection, C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems, C. S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects.
Nuetzman, Starr, Tsuma Skylar Nuetzman, Caleb Starr, Samuel Tsuma Professor Krohn COMP 303 - 05 11 September 2018 A Summary of “The Poison of Subjectivism” by C.S. Lewis In The Poison of Subjectivism, C.S. Lewis argues that subjectivism has, increasingly, throughout history become detrimental to correct thinking, and it has developed by false philosophy.
A very popular argument with Christian apologists, including C.S. Lewis, is the argument from morality. According to Lewis, the only valid morality that can exist is an objective one — all subjective conceptions of morality lead to ruin. Furthermore, an authentic objective morality must be grounded in a supernatural reality beyond our world.
The year was 1951, and England was embroiled in a bitter general election campaign. Six years earlier the Conservative Party of Winston Churchill had been thrown out of power. Now the same party, still led by the same indomitable Churchill, was attempting a comeback. The conventional wisdom was that the attempt would fail. The conventional wisdom was wrong.
Subjectivism implies that there is no objective truth behind moral facts. No moral statement can be right or wrong because each person has their own subjective truth. The idea that there is no objective truth brings with it the consequence of never being able to hold someone accountable for their actions.
C. S. Lewis’s book The Abolition of Man is widely considered to be his most prophetic and perhaps even his most important nonfiction work.Its significance is marked by the fact that National Review selected it as seventh on their list of “The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the (Twentieth) Century,” ahead of many other influential books, including Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl.