The Original New Humanist, featuring Dr. Eric Adler and Katherine Bradshaw | Episode XVII

New Humanists

Feb. 15, 2022

Long before the New Humanists podcast was born, Irving Babbitt helped found the movement now known as New Humanism. University of Maryland Professor of Classics Dr. Eric Adler, along with his former student (and current ALI Fellow) Katherine Bradshaw, join the podcast to discuss the original New Humanist and what we might stand to gain from him in our debates about education, the humanities, and the canon.

Irving Babbitt’s “What Is Humanism?”:

Irving Babbitt’s “What I Believe: Rousseau and Religion” from Spanish Character and Other Essays:

Dr. Eric Adler’s The Battle of the Classics:

Dr. Eric Adler’s Classics, the Culture Wars, and Beyond:

Dr. Eric Adler’s Valorizing the Barbarians:

C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man:

Alan Jacobs’ The Year of Our Lord 1943:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s First Discourse:

George MacDonald’s The Princess and Curdie:

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird:

Robert E. Proctor’s Defining the Humanities:

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