Classical vs. Modern Education: A Vision from C.S. Lewis

In this masterful work, C.S. Lewis observes how modern education is in fact changing our conception of what it means to be human. By sequestering the student from the objective values that formed the basis for virtue formation, modern educational practices perpetuate a mechanistic vision of the world comprised of scientifically inspired control over nature and, as a necessary consequence, humans. The Abolition of Man is C.S. Lewis’ invitation to rediscover the doctrine of objective values and, in so doing, rediscover what it means to be truly human.