John W Armstrong

In Search of Civilization
  • In Search of Civilization

  • What is civilization?
    Why do we need it?
    And what can civilization offer us in an age of irony?

    The idea of civilization is a complex one, tangled up for years in ideas of colonialism and politics. John Armstrong explores the nature and aims of civilization in this elegant and witty book, examining how civilizing forces from the Greeks to the Renaissance have shaped and coloured our ideas of what a Good existence means. Only by bringing conversations about civilization back into our everyday lives, Armstrong reveals, can we rediscover our chance for wisdom and happiness.

As a young man during WW1, J W Armstrong was diagnosed as suffering from TB. Following two years of unsuccessful medical treatment, he started a course of urine therapy and was cured within two months. Following this success, he was encouraged to set up his own private practice and includes many of his patients' remarkable case studies in this book.

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