7 Perceptive Social Critiques from... Dr. Seuss?

Daniel Lattier | November 24, 2015

1. Seuss’ classic polemic against a consumerism that is especially manifest during the holiday season:

 

 

2. Seuss' simple riposte to the depersonalization rampant in the modern technological society:

 

 

3. Here Seuss speaks against the modern tendency to default to systemic solutions rather than personal effort:

 

 

4. Seuss' affirmation that identity remains in spite of change, and that the individual person can never be completely subsumed by the collective:

 

 

5. Seuss suggests that students should not wholly depend upon the modern school curriculum to make them “college- and career-ready”:

 

 

 

 

6. Seuss reaffirms an Aristotelian understanding of prudence that was grossly ignored by Kantian deontological ethics:

 

 

 

 

7. Here Seuss shies away from a deterministic philosophy that assumes man is almost entirely at the mercy of his context and circumstances:

 



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