Allan Bloom

Allan Bloom was an American philosopher, classicist, and academic. He is best known for his work 'The Closing of the American Mind,' which critiques contemporary higher education and the intellectual and moral decline he perceived in American society. Bloom was a professor at the University of Chicago and his scholarship focused on the study of classical philosophy, particularly the works of Plato and Rousseau.


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  1. 1. The Closing of the American Mind

    The book is a critique of the contemporary American educational system, particularly in universities. The author argues that the rise of relativism and the decline of the humanities have led to a crisis in American education, with students becoming less able to think critically and more prone to moral and intellectual confusion. The book also discusses the impact of popular culture and political movements on education, and argues for a return to a more traditional, classical education.