Lewis sets out to show the folly of modern education's attempt to remove true values and replace them with only personal feelings and individual not universal assessment of "the good" etc. Rather than argue from a particular worldview, he shows the logical necessity for value being absolute and outside of human assessment. He further shows how the attempt to evaluate traditionally held values implodes on itself because one must borrow from the standard in order to measure it. He then paints a picture of a world where all values have been removed except for those who are the "programers" or designers of the values that the future will hold. Finally he has a brief catalog of the values that have been more or less universally accepted as absolute throughout human society....Continua
It is alledged that Robert Spaemann recognize this small book with Horkheimer and Adorno's "Dialectic of Enlightenment".. Having read both of them, I agree!