THE REDISCOVERY OF MAN by Waldo Frank

THE REDISCOVERY OF MAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In essence, Mr. Frank seeks to restore the individual, the thinking, will-ing, desire-laden individual to his rightful and now threatened place within the scientific, religious and moral universe. Coming forward with no solutions or proposals, Mr. Frank nevertheless does effectively combat the encroachment of depersonalizing isms and ologies, and does establish the legitimacy of traditional human beliefs and values. In so doing, he pores over the germinal philosophic themes of East and West, the semantics and logic inherent in political systems and scientific dogma which deny or play down the role of the ego. Decidedly, the book is filled with the author's own attitudes and crotchets, the particular erudition he possesses, and his frequent bursts of argument and self-assertion. Perhaps this is an asset- perhaps not; it depends upon one's respect for Mr. Frank himself. Surely the book is energetic and its prolific author has the intensest concern for the fate of the individual.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1958
Publisher: George Braziller