Some years ago I read C.S. Lewis’ “The Abolition of Man” At the time I knew I probably only grasped a little of it.
So I was looking forward to reading it again side-by-side with this guide “After Humanity” by Michael Ward.
The initial intuition of my grasp of it was generous. There were so many literary illusions that flew over me along with the whole context. So I found this book invaluable in giving context to each of the three chapters from the lectures. That alone helped. There is almost a paragraph-by-paragraph guide to the intricacies of Lewis’s references and arguments. In the end, an overview since we were down in the weeds of the text.
As the book notes, it is interesting that Lewis writing this in 1943 in the midst of WWII focuses on subjectivism and scientism as being a danger. This has certainly been born out.d
I also appreciated that this was also a critical guide to when the author thought Lewis’ arguments were not presented well or other perceived defects.
Plus now I need to re-read Lewis’ Space Trilogy in light of any insights I gained.