First published in 1959, The Objective Society elaborates that any objective society has two functions: to transmit a cultural heritage through education, and to think for that great majority of men who have no access to the stores of information upon which thought must feed if it is to live. However, it has long ceased to do either of these things. The masses of the people are indifferent to culture as it is understood in the universities, and academics do not think – they gather and catalogue facts. Any attempt to use the facts to some practical end or, more generally, to organize them into an ideology which might restore to our civilisation a purpose and a direction is considered an offence to objectivity. This book indicates the path that must be taken to avoid complete cultural stagnation. Explicating on themes resonant with the current socio-political climate, this book will be an interesting read for students of philosophy and literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Chapter One 2. Chapter Two 3. Chapter Three Conclusion Index