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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

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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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