CSL Daily 4/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 9, 1941 Lewis gave his first Royal Air Force (RAF) talk at RAF Abingdon, Berkshire, England.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who stand outside all judgements of value cannot have any ground for preferring one of their own impulses to another except the emotional strength of that impulse.”

The Abolition of Man
(Published 4/8/1947 as the first U.S. edition)

Q04-09 - (Outside All Judgements)

CSL Daily 4/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 8, 1947 the first U.S. edition (a hardback) of The Abolition of Man was published.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Who said I disliked women?  I never liked or disliked any generalisation.”

Letter to Margaret Fuller on 4/8/1948
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

 

Q04-08b - (Disliked Women)

CSL Daily 2/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 3rd and final Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Abolition of Man” by Lewis was given February 26. 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.”

The Abolition of Man
(First a lecture from 2/26/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-26 (Nature as Instrument)

CSL Daily 2/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 2nd Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Way” by Lewis was given February 25, 1943. It became part of The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.”

The Way
(First a lecture from 2/25/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-18 (God Discoverable Everywhere)

CSL Daily 2/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

During the evening of February 24, 1943 Lewis gave the 1st talk (“Men Without Chests”) of the Riddell Memorial Lectures that became The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”

Men Without Chests
(First a lecture from 2/24/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-24 (Modern Educator)