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

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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:

 

Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Dan is a former Senior Fellow at Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu. E-mail Dan

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