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The Abolition of Man Book Study

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  1. Introduction
    Lesson 1: Introduction (Preview Content)
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  2. Discussion of Lecture 1 (Preview Content)
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  3. Lessons & Discussions
    Lesson 2: The Abolition of Man in Context
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    1 Quiz
  4. Discussion of Lecture 2
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  5. Lesson 3: Men without Chests
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    1 Quiz
  6. Discussion of Lecture 3
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  7. Lesson 4: Moral versus Modern Education
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  8. Discussion of Lecture 4
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  9. Lesson 5: The Abolition of Man
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  10. Discussion of Lecture 5
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  11. Lesson 6: Lewis's Predictions Fulfilled in Three Ways
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  12. Discussion of Lecture 6
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  13. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: The Abolition of Man
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  • In this lecture Dr. Turley discussed how we interact with technology in our own age. For example, we benefit from the power of aviation, but the majority of us are not aviators. What types of technology do you benefit from, but have no power over? What does this mean for your autonomy?
  • What are some ways you see the summum bonum of the modern world (scientific control over nature) at work?
  • What separates us from men and women of the classical or medieval periods? (Recall Dr. Turley’s comment on Alexander and his toga.)
  • Lewis argues that men and women who leave the world of the Tao for a world of science and technology take on a new definition of what it means to be human. How do men and women live in a world outside the Tao? What does it mean to be post-human, as Lewis would say?