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Terry Eagleton

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A socialist is just someone who is unable to get over his or her astonishment that most people who have lived and died have spent lives of wretched, fruitless, unremitting toil.

— Terry Eagleton

#politics #socialism #ideology

After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was.

— Terry Eagleton

#capitalism #inevitability #inspirational #marxism #resistance

If it is true that we need a degree of certainty to get by, it is also true that too much of the stuff can be lethal.

— Terry Eagleton

#dogmatism #life #life

Negativity is often looked upon [in the USA] as a kind of thought crime. Not since the advent of socialist realism has the world witnessed such pathological upbeatness.

— Terry Eagleton

#zealousness #faith

Historical determinism is a recipe for political quietism.

— Terry Eagleton

#apathy #apolitical #determinism #historical-determinism #history

In the deep night of metaphysics, all cats look black.

— Terry Eagleton

#metaphysics #metaphysics

The Kantian imperative to have the courage to think for oneself has involved a contemptuous disregard for the resources of tradition and an infantile view of authority as inherently oppressive.

— Terry Eagleton

#individualism #rationalism #tradition #courage

[A] great deal of what we believe we do not know firsthand; instead we have faith in the knowledge of specialists.

— Terry Eagleton

#knowledge #faith

The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name.

— Terry Eagleton

#education #humanities #university #education

[God] is a kind of perpetual critique of instrumental reason.

— Terry Eagleton

#instrumentalism #faith

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He gave the 2010 Richard Price Memorial Lecture at the historically radical Newington Green Unitarian Church speaking on "The New Atheism and the War on Terror". Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1982
Literary Theory: An Introduction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2008
Reason Faith and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate (2009)
On Evil (2010)
Why Marx Was Right (2011)
The Event of Literature (2012) Yale University Press.

A dedicated Marxist literary critic in 2011 he publiTerry Eagletond an apology for the philosopher entitled Why Marx Was Right. Eagleton is currently DistinguiTerry Eagletond Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University; Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland and DistinguiTerry Eagletond Visiting Professor of English Literature at The University of Notre Dame. Terence Francis 'Terry' Eagleton FBA (born 22 February 1943) is an English literary theorist and critic widely regarded as the United Kingdom's most influential living literary critic.

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